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Michelle Knight

Survivor & New York Times Bestselling Author

As one of the women who escaped from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro after 11 years of captivity, torture, and abuse, Michelle Knight has risen out of darkness and trauma to captivate audiences around the world with her incredible story of heroism, survival, and healing.

My New Name "Lily Rose Lee"

"Represents a new beginning 
of peace, love & healing."
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My Story

Michelle Knight disappeared in 2002, after leaving her cousin’s house, in Cleveland, Ohio. She would not be seen or heard from again until May of 2013 where she would be rescued from the home of Ariel Castro, who kidnap, tortured and abused her in captivity for 11years.


After her rescue, Michelle (now known as Lily Rose Lee) would make the powerful decision to not be a victim and to thrive. Rising up from the darkness of her trauma and abuse, to stand strong as a survivor.


Michelle became passionate about helping others through their own trauma and the journey to the healing process. It would be through that very same passion that she would begin to share her incredible story of heroism, survival, and healing with audiences from around the world.


Currently, Michelle is an International and New York Times best-selling author, with her memoirs, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed which tells the story of what happened inside her life of captivity, and gives readers a glimpse into her tumultuous childhood; and Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness, tells the story of her reclaiming her life after captivity.

Michelle Knight (Lily) has made a positive impact around the world, she has been featured on Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, USA Today, News Week, People Magazine just to name a few. She has no plans of slowing down and when she is not helping others through her foundation or traveling the world speaking, you can find her painting, drawing or spending time with her animals that she affectionally calls her "fur babies."


Contact Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight (Lily) has made a positive impact around the world, through her inspiring story and messages of peace, hope, and resiliency.

If you are interested in booking Lily Rose Lee (formerly Michelle Knight) or have book inquiries, please contact the following people or fill out the contact form below. 

Agent | Management 

Speak Up Speak Loud

Tel: 216.954.0999


Book Inquiries

Hachette Books
Georgina Levitt, Publishing Director
Tel: 212.364.0698

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