Mishell Baker

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Mishell Baker
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
Genrefantasy, Urban fantasy

Mishell Baker is an American writer of fantasy and urban fantasy. A 2009 graduate of the Clarion Workshop, her fantasy stories have been published in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Electric Velocipede.[1]

In 2016, she published Borderline, the first novel in The Arcadia Project urban fantasy series with Simon & Schuster's imprint Saga Press (edited by Navah Wolfe). It was a Publishers Weekly staff pick,[2] and Barnes & Noble chose it as one of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016.[3] Borderline is notable for having a disabled protagonist with borderline personality disorder.[4]

The second and third books in the series, Phantom Pains and Impostor Syndrome, were released in 2017 and 2018 respectively.[5]


Mishell Baker lives in Los Angeles, California with her partner and two children.[1]


The Arcadia Project

  1. Borderline, March 2016, ISBN 9781508225263
  2. Phantom Pains, March 2017, ISBN 9781481451925
  3. Impostor Syndrome, March 13, 2018 ISBN 9781481451949


Borderline was nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel.[6]

Borderline was also included on the 2016 James Tiptree Jr. Award Honor List.[7]

Borderline was nominated for the 2017 World Fantasy Award—Novel.[8]

The Arcadia Project Trilogy as a whole was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award.[9]


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