Michelle Renee Lane, Award-Winning Speculative Fiction Writer

Michelle Renee Lane writes dark speculative fiction about identity politics and women of color battling their inner demons while falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and occasionally erotica. Her short fiction appears in several anthologies. Her Bram Stoker Award nominated debut novel, Invisible Chains (2019), is available from Haverhill House Publishing. The Spanish language translation, Cadenas Invisibles (2022), is available from Dilatando Mentes Editorial.

Born and raised in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania, Michelle spent countless hours of her youth obsessed with the occult and consumed by vampire fiction. She climbed into strangers’ cars, explored abandoned buildings seeking secret passageways to hidden worlds, taught herself to read Tarot cards, and consulted the dead with a Ouija board. Michelle’s first and subsequent heartbreaks have given her much material for her cautionary tales about the perils of falling in love with monsters. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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How to Support Me

Publications

Awards & Nominations

  • 2020 Bram Stoker Award Finalist, Debut Novel, Invisible Chains
  • 2022 Inaugural Michael Knost “Wings” Award

Upcoming Events

Interviews

Reviews

Courses, Panels, Presentations, Virtual Events & Workshops

  • Scream Queens: The History and Future of Women in Horror
    10/20/2020
  • Pittsburgh HWA Halloween Reading
    10/24/2020
  • “Women in Horror: Expanding the Horror Canon”, with Jewelle Gomez, University of Pittsburgh Library System Horror Studies Webinar Series
    4/6/2021
  • Horror and Romance (Con-Tinual Panel Room, Ep. 62)
    5/11/2021
  • In Your Write Mind 2021: Women Writing Dark Fantasy and Horror
    7/8/2021
  • In Your Write Mind 2021: Presentation: “Are Vampires Still Scary?”
    7/9/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: Eroticism and Horror
    10/15/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: Girls Rule 3.0!
    10/16/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: From Matriarch to Mary Sue
    10/16/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: Academic Presentations: “Are Vampires Still Scary?”
    10/16/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: Othering in Horror
    10/16/2021
  • Multiverse 2021: Horror Realism
    10/17/2021
  • Con-Tinual panel “Women in Horror”
    3/22/2022
  • StokerCon 2022: Creating Short Fiction: Creating Fully Realized Compelling Stories in 5,000 Words or Less
    5/13/2022
  • StokerCon 2022: Finding Your Scooby Gang: Building a Network and Professional Relationships in Horror Publishing
    5/14/2022
  • StokerCon 2022: When Character Collides with Plot: The Use of Moral Dilemma in Fiction (Moderator)
    5/14/2022

Social Media

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/themichellerlane
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/MichelleRLane
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/michelle_writes_stuff/

Guest Blogs

Medium: https://medium.com/@chellane
Speculative Chic: https://speculativechic.com/author/chellane72/

Podcasts

YouTube Videos

Story Time With Crystal: The Wicked Library Sea11 Epi2 An Acid Trip Through Time (March 30, 2022)

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