Melissa Crandall writes speculative fiction and narrative nonfiction. She cut her professional writing teeth as the author of media tie-in novels for Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Earth 2. Recent work has appeared in Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut AuthorsChicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness, and Allegory, and been featured on The Drunken Odyssey.

Melissa enjoys a well-brewed cup of tea, saltines with butter, and being outdoors. A member of The Authors Guild, she lives in Connecticut with her husband, an Australian shepherd named Holly, and a “damn fine” cat named Ruby.