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Michelle Gagnon's Biography

Member Info

San Francisco
Jan 2008

Michelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, dog walker, bartender, freelance journalist, personal trainer, model, and Russian supper club performer. To the delight of her parents, she gave up all these occupations for an infinitely more stable and lucrative career as a crime fiction writer.

Michelle's novels have been published in North America, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia, and have been IMBA top 10 bestsellers. Her debut thriller THE TUNNELS, about a series of ritualized murders in the abandoned tunnel system beneath a university, has been described as "Silence of the Lambs meets The Wicker Man."

The following book in the series, BONEYARD, depicts a cat and mouse game between dueling serial killers in the Berkshires. Boneyard was a finalist for the 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

Michelle's third book, THE GATEKEEPER, involves a domestic terror plot by anti-immigration hate groups. The Gatekeeper will be released in November 2009.

Michelle is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Every Thursday she blogs about life, writing, and petty annoyances on The Kill Zone.

In her spare time she runs errands and indulges a weakness for stale cinema popcorn and Hollywood blockbusters. Hopelessly addicted to Scrabulous, she's seriously considering a twelve-step program. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Influences

Jeffery Deaver, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Thomas Harris

Upcoming Works

THE GATEKEEPER, MIRA Books, November, 2009

Agents

Philip Spitzer Inc Literary Agency

Recommended Links

Publishers

MIRA Books

Interests & Hobbies

In her spare time she runs errands and indulges a weakness for stale cinema popcorn and Hollywood blockbusters. Hopelessly addicted to Scrabulous, she’s seriously considering a twelve-step program.