Michelle Bracken writes from southern California. She studied creative writing at the University of Redlands, and holds an MFA in Fiction from CSU San Bernardino.
 Her fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Litro MagazineThe Baltimore Review, Forklift OhioDewpointThe Redlands Review, Empty Mirror, The Superstition Review and RipRap. Her personal essay "Eating Together" was listed as a notable mention in The Best American Essays of 2016.