Michelle John

The first novel M. L. John ever read was Frank L. Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, and she has had a love of fantasy ever since.  As soon as her handwriting was good enough to write full sentences, she started writing stories about beautiful princesses who spent their time rescuing princes and slaying dragons.   Very little has changed about her writing style since that time, with the possible exception of her handwriting.  She lives in Colorado with her true love, their three children, an obnoxious baby brother who still won’t let her change the television channel, and a small menagerie of yippy little dogs.   These days, she spends most of her time explaining different mythologies to her kids until their little eyes glaze and roll back in their heads.   Her first novel, The Lady of the Veils, is coming out in ebook format through Gypsy Shadow Publishing at the end of the year.  Please visit her on Facebook, Twitter,shellybelle726@twitter.com or follow her blog at http://mljohn.wordpress.com.    .      I like Music, writing, fantasy art of all varieties, and raising tropical fish. Favourite movies I love Battlestar Gallactica, Star Wars, LOTR, Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Legend, Harry Potter, and most recently, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. If it's dorky, chances are good that I like it! Favourite books The War for the Oaks by Emma Bull, Elsewhere by Will Shetterly, The Dresden Chronicles, by Jim Butcher, The Abhorrsen Chronicles by Garth Nix, and about a million others. Favourite music Right now my favorite song is 'Mr. Spock' by Nerfherder. I love some punk rock and pretty much all other kinds of music as well.


Sleeping Beauty

Another flash fiction for my writer's group.

Modern Prophets

This is another flash fiction that I wrote for my group.  It's a pretty weird one, admittedly...before you ask, Atropos was the Greek Fate responsible for cutting the threads of people's lives when they died, and Yanni is a Sphinx.  It was meant more to create a mood than to tell an actual story. 

Why Christmas will be on December 26 this Year

My writer's group does a challenge each month where one of us provides a topic and we can choose to write a flash fiction about that topic.  This month, naturally, it was 'Christmas.' Some people might go for heartwarming renditions of family and affection, but not me.  Enjoy!

Lady of the Veils, Chapter 1

This is the first chapter of my novel, Lady of the Veils.  It is coming out this month in ebook format through Gypsy Shadow Publishing.  I am so excited about the whole thing; this is a dream come true for me. Here is the blurb, if anyone is interested. In a suburban town twenty minutes from the border of Faerie lives a young woman named Karen MacGregor.   Though she is the daughter of an exiled Faerie princess, Karen leads an unremarkable life full of homework, punk rock and old science fiction movies. When bloody civil war breaks out in her mother’s homeland her life begins to change rapidly. Her brother is presumed dead after his fighter jet is shot down over the Enchanted Forest, and Faerie’s royal family, including her beloved godfather, has been executed. Accompanied by a Fey Prince with whom she shares a forbidden love and armed with magic she never knew existed, Karen must lead a rebel force against an ancient and powerful enemy.

Someone Special

I wrote the first draft if this story in college, but I cleaned it up earlier this year.  This one is a little more horror-oriented.  It is my attempt at a ghost story.


I wrote this during a month when one friend of mine lost her little niece to a horrible disease called Epidermis Bulosa and another friend lost her son-in-law to suicide.  This was my homage to both of them.  I never showed this story to either of my friends to protect their feelings but I am posting it here.  Steph and Barb, if you see this...I love you both.