MeiLin Miranda writes fantasy and science fiction from a 130-year-old house in Portland, Oregon. She has loved all things 19th century (except for the pesky parts like cholera, child labor, slavery and no rights for women) since childhood, when she devoured stacks of books by Louisa May Alcott and Frances Hodgson Burnett. More current influences include Neil Gaiman, Patrick O'Brian, Anthony Trollope and P.G. Wodehouse.
MeiLin's near-death-experience in 2006 prompted her to switch her 30-year writing career from nonfiction to fiction. Her critical illness, and the resulting financial near-ruin, were the basis for her tweet/prompt to Neil Gaiman that resulted in a story he wrote for the Calendar of Tales project in 2013.
She lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats, one floppy dog and far, far too much yarn.
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