Biography for Vespertine

Saundra Mitchell is a screenwriter and author. As executive producer and head writer for the Fresh Films and Girls in the Director's Chair short film series, she mentors young screenwriters from first page to production of their films. Her own feature film, Revenge Ends, debuted on the festival circuit in 2008. She has published short fiction in the Edgar Literary Magazine and SmokeLong Quarterly, and her short story "Ready to Wear" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, Shadowed Summer, is a 2010 Edgar Award Nominee, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN Pick. Saundra enjoys studying history, papermaking, and spending time with her husband and her two children. She lives in Indianapolis and welcomes you to visit her on the web at