Michelle M. Bassett

Michelle's love affair with Speculative Fiction began between the pages of a hand-me-down copy of Frank Herbert's Dune.  After reading the entire multi-book series 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. First drafts of 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 narrative fiction, Michelle scripts radio and television commercials, music videos, features, and short film projects.  A firm believer in supporting the efforts of other writers, she speaks on writing panels, faciliitates critiique groups, and hosts writers' retreats.  Within the creative community, Michelle's a member of Writers Coffeehouse (San Diego) and serves on the Diamond Valley Writers' Guild Board of Directors.