by Melissa West As an author, I write across several genres—YA sci-fi, NA contemporary, and adult contemporary—and while I love them all, there is something extra special about writing new adult that always has been yearning to both write and read more. And after contemplating why I get that magical, bubbly feeling when I write… Read More
Melissa West writes young adult and new adult novels for
Entangled Teen and Embrace and Penguin/InterMix. She lives
outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters
and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in
Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah,
her blood runs orange.
by Melissa West Authors often speak of writing with your heart and putting everything into each story, and we do. Mostly. We create plotlines, character sketches, brain storm conflicts and complications, and then edit and edit and edit some more, until we’ve created a book that fills some great need within us. But occasionally through… Read More
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It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!
Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More