About MeiLin Miranda
MeiLin Miranda writes Victorianesque fantasy and science fiction from her 130-year-old house in Portland, Oregon. Her love of all things 19th century (except for the pesky parts like cholera, child labor, slavery and no rights for women) has consumed her since childhood, when she fell in a stack of Louisa May Alcott and never got up. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Other Sides and Allegories of the Tarot, and will appear in the upcoming collection Synchronic.
MeiLin has been a professional writer for most of the last 35 years, focusing on nonfiction until a cardiac arrest and near death experience in 2006 convinced her she'd better get moving if she meant to write fiction.
Currently, she works on the fantasy series "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom" and the online fantasy western serial "Scryer's Gulch," and is a co-creator of the shared steampunk fantasy series "The Drifting Isle Chronicles." She lives with a husband, two kids, two cats, a floppy dog and far, far too much yarn.
All of her works are released under a Creative Commons license, and none of her books have DRM (digital rights management)--you can use them on any device you please.
MeiLin helps other writers refine their book descriptions and pitches on the side as the Blurb Doctor.
You can email MeiLin here, or write to:
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #428
Portland, OR 97214
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I add stuff to the site--recipes, forum topics and all that?
You have to be registered, first off. Once you are, you will see a menu appear in the left hand column, under your login name. Click on Create content, and you'll see a full list of things you can do here.
Why am I a Cheez-It?
Because you're not registered. It's a long story. (That link leads to the wiki--be careful, there are spoilers in there, though a lot of the information is outdated and in the process of revision.)
What does BPAL stand for?
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a perfume company that MeiLin is haplessly addicted to.
Who's your production team?
- Annetta Ribken is my editor and my rock.
- Alice Fox is the original concept artist and artist for book one of the History; Beatriz Gonzalez is the illustrator for book two; Elsa Kroese illustrates the Drifting Isle books.
- 1889 Labs/Tim Sevenhuysen is my typographer.
- Robert Altbauer is my cartographer.
They are all amazing and if you are looking for help in any of those categories hire them right now.