A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Madeleine is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting. Having run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her comic, Boston Metaphysical Society, Madeleine taught a crowdfunding class for independent creators at Pulp Fiction Books in Culver City as well as guest lecturing at Scriptwriters Network, Dreamworks Animation, and UCLA Professional Programs. She has also published the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.
Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was nominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013, 2014 and a 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Her novella, Steampunk Rat, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award.
The original six issue mini-series and the sequels were picked up by Source Point Press and was re-published in 2019/2020/2021.
She also has an anthology of short stories and novellas called Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude . Other Boston Metaphysical Society short stories include, Here Abide Monsters, which is part of the Some Time Later anthology from Thinking Ink Press and The Underground which is part of the Next Stop on the #13 anthology from Drake and McTrowell.
The first novel in the series, Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets, was awarded a Silver Medal as well as The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK – Adult, Children’s and Young Adult categories in the Feathered Quill 2019 Book Awards.
Other comic projects include:
- The Scout (The 4th Monkey anthology)
- The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology)
- The Marriage Counselor (Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology)
- The Infinity Tree (Menagerie: Declassified anthology)
- The Glob (Night Wolf Vol. 1)
- The upcoming The Airship Pirate (The Rum Row anthology), and The Birth (Thirst – Stan Yak Vampire anthology).
Most recently, she was hired to write a story for Joe Benitez’s, Lady Mechanika.
Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of comics, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and historical military fiction.
Madeleine lives with her rocket scientist husband, David, and two rescue dogs: Ripley and Bishop.