Melanie’s Diary

Republishing 2.0

Republishing 2.0

Quick update: I’ve updated Lost in the Museum’s page to include all the chapters already up on Wattpad. Continuing the novel here instead. 2 chapters are up in their entirety. Enjoy.

Republishing

Republishing

In the year that I’ve been without a publisher and all but one of my works is now out of print, I’ve been concentrating on writing and getting my physical body in a place I want it. Edinburgh has been good to me, and since I don’t have to deal with the R train on …

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1 Year in Edinburgh

1 Year in Edinburgh

It’s been a year, and boy HAS it been a year. I guess I don’t have to go in to the whole trash fire of 2016 — everyone knows what happened. It was so numbing I couldn’t get my thoughts down, and this blog has been largely inactive. My books aren’t for sale anymore, and that’s …

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Goodbye, Booktrope

Goodbye, Booktrope

It’s  been so long since I’ve published a post here because I haven’t known what to say. At first, it was just that Booktrope, my publisher of Awake and The Silent Treatment went out of business at the beginning of June. Consequently, my work is no longer available. While I’ve had time to wrap my …

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The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson

The Role by Richard Taylor Pearson

It seems like yesterday Richard and I were trading angsty, new adult stories with each other to critique. We taught each other a lot (including the idea that ending a story with the word FIN is SOOPER PRETENTIOUS. That was me, by the way. I found that story the other day and cringed the whole way through. …

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1 week in Edinburgh

1 week in Edinburgh

I finally made it, you guys. Up until the very last minute, I didn’t even believe it was going to happen. But I’m here, I’ve been grocery shopping, looked at permanent apartments, and have been on job interviews. The other day, I treated myself to some tourism time and went to the National Museum of …

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15 Days in New York

15 Days in New York

It’s coming down to the last minute. I’m looking up apartments and jobs and getting my paperwork in order so I won’t be kicked out of my new host country. I’m packing my suitcases and throwing out things I’ll never use again. Along with saying goodbye to New York, I’ve gone on a little “farewell …

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Afraid of her Shadow by Carol Maloney Scott – Excerpt

Afraid of her Shadow by Carol Maloney Scott – Excerpt

Forty something, self-proclaimed cougar, Rebecca is committed only to her cats and her career. Her veteran single girl lifestyle has been peaceful and happy – that is until she started dating age-appropriate Steve, an entomology professor with a sweet smile and demeanor to match. Who knew an insect scientist could be so appealing? The problem? Steve is a widower with baggage to …

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