Misty Massey began writing seriously during high school, and was published for the first time in her sophomore year of college when her short story, a fantasy piece based on the Olympic flame-bearers, was chosen for the student anthology. Seeing her work in print was a sweet taste, and one she wanted to experience again. She joined the South Carolina Writer's Workshop in 1995, and it was then that she finally decided to try novel writing. At first it was hell - for someone who was used to being finished before page 20, producing 80 to 100 thousand words was unimaginable. But she kept at it, and finished her first novel in 2002. She is presently hard at work on a second volume of Kestrel's adventures, and has two other novels in various levels of production.She shares a blog about the writing world with her pals Faith Hunter, C E Murphy and David B Coe, so please come by and see them there as well - www.magicalwords.net
Misty Massey is currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years.