Mishell Baker

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Mishell Baker
Baker in March 2018
Baker in March 2018
Occupationnovelist, short story writer
NationalityUnited States
Period2009 - Present
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 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] It was nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel.[5] Borderline was also included on the 2016 James Tiptree Jr. Award Honor List.[6]

The second book in the series, Phantom Pains, was released in 2017.[7]


Mishell Baker lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.[1] She frequently writes about her own borderline personality disorder diagnosis and how it has affected her writing.[8]


The Arcadia Project

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


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


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