|About the Author
Michelle Black is the author of six novels of the Victorian West, including the award-winning Never Come Down. Her latest, Séance in Sepia, features real-life feminist firebrand, Victoria Woodhull as its protagonist.
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.
While researching her first Eden Murdoch novel, An Uncommon Enemy, she began to study the Cheyenne language and became involved in the movement to save our Native American languages from extinction. Her company, WinterSun Press, began to publish a Cheyenne language course called "Let's Talk Cheyenne" in a not-for-profit collaboration with a linguist on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.
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.