Michelle Belanger is an occult author, energy worker, and psychic vampire. A magna cum laude graduate of Cleveland’s John Carroll University, her books include the best-selling The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser 2004), Sacred Hunger (Dark Moon 2005), Psychic Dreamwalking (Weiser, 2006), The Psychic Energy Codex (Weiser, 2007), and Vampires in Their Own Words (Llewellyn, 2007). Co-author of The Vampyre Almanac (2000), V: the Book of the Strigoi Vii (2003) and The Black Veil, Michelle is an expert on the goth and vampire subcultures and has appeared in documentaries on WE!, Britain's XYTV, A&E, and the History Channel special. From 1991 thru 1996, she was the editor of the acclaimed dark literary magazine, Shadowdance and she has recently revived Shadowdance as a popular podcast with co-host Chris Miller.
Michelle’s articles on ghosts, vampires, magick, and modern spirituality have appeared in a wide variety of periodicals, including Fate Magazine, Dark Realms, PanGaia, PagaNet News, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Her revised version of the Black Veil has grown to become the most widely recognized code of ethics used by the worldwide vampire community (and even received mention on CSI). In addition to her writing, she is founder and head of House Kheperu, an occult society dedicated to research and education. In her varied career, she has choreographed Gothic fashion shows, modeled, run live action role playing events, performed with the dark metal band URN, and worked nights at a haunted hotel. In 2006, she released a solo album with Nox Arcana, entitled Blood of Angels. Her most recent musical project has teamed her up with world-renowned psi-trance artist Xyla, with the 2007 album, Esoterica. Each fall, Michelle tours the country, educating students at colleges and universities about the goth & vampire subcultures. For bookings, contact her agents at Wolfman Productions.