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1457. Michelle Black

Michelle Black is a Steampunk journalist and the author of six novels of Victorian suspense. Her latest, Seance in Sepia, features real-life feminist firebrand, Victoria Woodhull as its protagonist and was a finalist for the WILLA Literary Awards. She blogs at www.TheVictorianWest.com where she explores a variety of Victorian and Steampunk-related topics, including Spiritualism and the Victorian occult. She frequently lectures on the art, culture, and history of the Gilded Age's most notorious libation, absinthe.

She was born in Kansas and studied anthropology in college, then went on to law school where she graduated with honors. In 1993, she moved to Colorado and began to focus on her fiction writing. For three years, she owned a bookstore in Frisco, Colorado, a small town nestled high in the Colorado Rockies.

She loves to travel and particularly enjoys visiting the "homes and haunts" of her literary heroes: Hemingway's Key West, the Yorkshire Moors of the Bronte sisters, Jane Austin's Bath, as well as perennial favorites - Paris, Tokyo, Venice.

In 2008, she spent several weeks in India and was privileged to study with her favorite Buddhist writer and foremost proponent of secular Buddhism, Stephen Batchelor.

Michelle divides her time between a neo-Victorian home near Boulder, Colorado, and a second home in her beloved Rocky Mountains.

External Links
Interview - Airship Ambassador
Interview - Writer's Who Kill
Interview - Writers of the West
Interview - True West Magazine

See Also
1458. The Second Glass of Absinthe
1459. Seance in Sepia

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