Michelle M. Bassett

Michelle's love affair with Speculative Fiction began in college when a fellow student handed her a copy of Frank Herbert's Dune.  After reading the entire multi-book series--not once, but three times--she knew she'd found her literary niche.

Currently, Michelle is in the query process for her debut novel, Minstrel's Daughter, the first book in an adult epic fantasy series. The second and third books are completed and undergoing re-writes.  A fourth is in the works.  An early draft of what eventurally developed into Minstrel's Daughter won first runner-up in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category of the Starving Writer's Reprieve Literary Contest hosted by Mele Publishing.

In addition to her narrative fiction, Michelle scripts radio and television commercials, music videos, and both feature and short film projects.  She speaks on writing panels at workshops and comic cons, facilitates critique groups and retreats, and serves on the Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild Board of Directors.