About Melissa Crandall
Crandall is the author of “Weathercock,” a fantasy novel, and “Darling Wendy and Other Stories,” a collection of speculative fiction. The title story in the collection won the New England Writer’s Network 2002 Short Story Contest.
Other writing credits include Star Trek novels “Ice Trap” (written in collaboration as L.A. Graf) and “Shell Game,” Quantum Leap novel “Search and Rescue,” and “Earth 2.” She is a contributor to Amoskeag: The Journal of Southern New Hampshire University, The Geranium Farm Cookbook, 5.5BW – Poems and Stories, and Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey. Her articles have appeared in Animal Watch – the magazine of the ASPCA, NEWN Magazine, Strides – the magazine of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, and various newspapers. She writes a semi-regular blog.
At present, Crandall is at work on a young adult fantasy novel and several short stories. She is available for interviews, book signings, readings, conventions and workshops.
In her spare time (maniacal laughter) Crandall likes to hike, garden, take long walks, spend time at the beach, and catch up on her reading.
Crandall grew up in upstate New York and has lived on both coasts. Currently, she lives in New England with her husband and two cats – the elusive Gypsy and surfer-dude Tuna.