On the road to publication, Michelle fell into fandom in college and has 40+ stories in various SF and fantasy universes. She has a bunch of useless degrees in theater, English, film/communication, and writing. Even worse, she has over 100 books and novellas with multiple small presses, in science fiction and fantasy, YA, suspense, women's fiction, and sub-genres of romance. Her official launch into publishing came with winning first place in the Writers of the Future contest in 1990. She was a finalist in the EPIC Awards competition multiple times, winning with Lorien in 2006 and The Meruk Episodes, I-V, in 2010, and was a finalist in the Realm Awards competition, in conjunction with the Realm Makers convention. Her training includes the Institute for Children's Literature; proofreading at an advertising agency; and working at a community newspaper. She is a tea snob and freelance edits for a living (MichelleLevigne@gmail.com for info/rates), but only enough to give her time to write. Her newest crime against the literary world is to be co-managing editor at Mt. Zion Ridge Press and launching the publishing co-op, Ye Olde Dragon Books. Be afraid ... be very afraid. www.Mlevigne.comwww.MichelleLevigne.blogspot.comwww.YeOldeDragonBooks.comwww.MtZionRidgePress.com@MichelleLevigne Look for Michelle's Goodreads groups: Guardians of NeighborleeVoyages of the AFV DefenderNeighborlee Streets NEWSLETTER: Want to learn about upcoming books, book launch parties, inside information, and cover reveals?Go to Michelle's website or blog to sign up.