Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She has worked with indigenous organizations since she was a teenager and at forty decided to approach that work in a different way obtaining her law degree from UBC at 43. She has practiced law in the public and private sector since then, primarily advocating for Residential School Survivors.
She graduated from UBC with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing in 2014 where her novel Five Little Indians first started taking shape. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of publications. Her first novel, Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize and the 2020 Governor General's Literary Award. Her poetry has been included in Best Canadian Poetry in 2016 and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in 2017. Michelle is currently working on her second novel.