Michelle M. Pillow
NYT & USAT Bestselling Author
Michelle M. Pillow® is a Romance, Cozy Mystery, and Women's Fiction Author with over a million books sold.
As long as she can remember, Michelle has had a strange fascination with anything supernatural and sci-fi. After discovering historical romance novels, it was only natural that the supernatural and love/romance elements should someday meet in her wonderland of a brain. She's glad they did for their children have been pouring onto the computer screen ever since.
Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She's addicted to movies and used to drive her mother crazy while quoting random scenes with her brother. Though it has yet to happen, her dream is to be a zombie in a horror movie. (She came close as a refugee extra on SyFy's Z Nation, Fall 2016!) Michelle is involved with various film and historical documentary projects with her filmmaker husband.
For the most part she can be found wearing pajama pants while writing in her office, and enjoying a cup of coffee.
Genres: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Paranormal, Shifter, Vampire, Ghost, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Chick Lit, Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Women's Fiction (PWF)
Bestselling series: Dragon Lords (dragon-shifters), Lords of the Var® (cat-shifters), Warlocks MacGregor® (contemporary-set Scottish magic), Lords of the Abyss (merfolk), and more...
Awards and Recognition
- New York Times (#8) & USA Today Bestselling Author
- 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in Paranormal, Love Potions
- 2011 Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee
- Winner 2006 Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for the historical romance Maiden and the Monster
- 2007 Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee for the futuristic romance The Bound Prince
- Kensington Brava Novella Contest Finalist (3rd)
- Recognized for over 100 Published Romances
- #1 Bestselling Author, Amazon.com
- Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) 2022 Grant Recipient
Press and Media Mentions
- Amazon Direct Publishing's KDP University @ Home with Michelle M. Pillow - Webinar discussing book marketing, publishing, branding, and writing in multiple genres. (September 2021)
- Mississippi author receives grant to distribute book - The Dispatch, newspaper (September 4, 2021)
- Michelle M. Pillow Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant (The Authors Guild)
- Lane, Carly (February 8, 2019). "10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Romance Recommendations to Help You Weather February". SYFY.
- Oxford’s Women on the Move: Romance Novelist Adds Sci-Fi Flair to Oxford (HottyToddy.com, July 2018)
- Arranged Marriage Perfect Juxtapose in Gothic Twister - An interview with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michelle M. Pillow (Paranormal Underground Magazine March 2017)