Michelle L. Levigne
Michelle L. Levigne has been a story addict for as long as she can remember, discovering Narnia and Star Trek at an early age, and becoming addicted to Greek mythology. After discovering fandom in college, she published 40+ short stories in various SF and fantasy universes. This launched her writing career, eventually creating her own universes instead of playing in someone else's.
She has a BA in theater/English from Northwestern College and a MA in communication, focused on film and writing from Regent University.
In 1990, she broke into the public market when she won 1st place in the 4th quarter of the Writers of the Future contest. It took another 10 years before her first book contract, for Heir of Faxinor. Since then, Michelle has published 60+ books and novellas with multiple e-publishers, in science fiction and fantasy, YA, and many sub-genres of romance. She has been a finalist in the EPIC Awards competition multiple times, winning with Lorien in 2006, and The Meruk Episodes, 1-5, in 2010.
Her training includes the Institute for Children's Literature, advertising, a stint with a community newspaper, and freelance editing for small presses and a major business publisher.