Author: missmelissawrites

Imagine. No plastic.

I saw a post on Instagram the other day by @imaginetheresnoplastic   a community art project & action that hopes to inspire people to rethink the straw. Their art project seems to be inspired by the Imagine Mosaic at the center of  Strawberry Fields in Central Park in New York.  They have cleverly created a similar mosaic using straws and plastic…

Woo hoo, it’s Pub Day

SO it’s not PUB day like THAT. With beers and pies and chips.   It pub day today as in PUBLICATION day. Today is the publication day of A Fractured Land! I’m so excited that I woke up with the birds this morning, which, if you know me is nothing short of a miracle…..Anyway…. A Fractured Land is available online…

Book Review – The Woolgrowers Companion by Joy Rhoades

Debut  Australian author, Joy Rhoades tells the story of a young woman who finds the strength to prevail through difficult economic and emotional times. Don’t we all want to read a story like that, especially when it so beautifully written?  (And the physical book is also gorgeous.)   It’s 1945 in New South Wales, Australia. The farming district is crippled…

January’s Author 18 feature – Anna Quinn: The Night Child

The first featured debut author of 2018 is Anna Quinn. This previous post tells you all about the Author 18 initiative. Anna’s book, The Night Child, was released this week by Blackstone Publishing.  The genre here is Psychological Literary Fiction. The Night Child is the story of Nora Brown, a young mother and high-school English teacher, whose unremembered childhood trauma…

A Fractured Land Update

As y’all probably know, my debut novel, A Fractured Land, is coming out 1 April 2018.  But here’s an update on how things are going.   First, the lowdown on what to expect…. “Left with a huge debt by her runaway ex-husband, Lexi Taylor is out of money and out of luck. In search of a new beginning and determined…