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General details

  • mellasa

  • USA

  • Mellasa

  • English

In short

  • I grew up dirt rich, one of eight children, living on a farm.  Fields, woods, ponds and streams were mine to explore.  My melodramatic family, as well as that country backdrop, sparked my imagination.

  • I survived.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Coming of Age, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Political, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Body, Mind & Spirit, Cooking, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Diet & Health, History, Home & Garden, Popular Science, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, Travel

    Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Love/Romance, Musical, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Poetry: Prose, Romantic / Love

  • 'The Golden Compass' series by Philip Pullman, LOTR & 'The Hobbit' by Tolkien, any Stephen King, 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold, Shakespeare, Dickens, books about writing technique, and magazines like 'Country Living' and 'Mother Earth', along with a long list of other books.
  • 'The Elements of Style' by Strunk and White.
  • On my summery back deck.
  • I have written manuscripts and short stories.
  • Fiction: Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

  • Me, at point in my past, to yell wake up.
  • Tolkien, Shakespeare, Pullman...too many more to put down here.