Melanie was kind enough to answer some of my questions:
What was the thing that influenced you to start writing?
I just got done finishing a really good series that had me pretty emotionally charged. That was part of it, but the rest was I was out nature journaling one day and just started. I have no idea why.
Tell me your success stories in terms of publishing/self publishing?
The Newstead Project is my debut novel, so I guess the success is still up in the air. I love the book and the characters, so I guess that alone makes it successful.
What are your top writing tips for any aspiring writer?
Don’t hold back. I didn’t realize how much I was doing that until I went with Black and White Publishing. That first revision showed me how much I was holding back, afraid that if I wrote some things that maybe I wouldn’t get published.
What are you working on now?
I should be getting The Bashan Agenda (book 2 in the Newstead Trilogy) back any day now from my editor. Until then I’m revising The Revenge of the Rephaim; which is book 3 in the trilogy.
What do you draw on for inspiration?
For these books, I did an in-depth study of the Holocaust.
Please tell me anything else you'd like the reader to know about you.
I’m not a polished writer as some would see writers. I’m a storyteller and I had a story to tell.
Thank you Melanie
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