For Writers


I want to be an author, any advice? Write. The best advice I can give is to get started. Put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) today. It doesn't matter if you don't have it all figured out, if you think it will be terrible, if you're not sure what you want to write about. Just start. Write every day and it will come to you with practice. It's a lot of work, but you can do it.

Will you read my book? My best advice is to find a good critique group/writing partner/beta readers. If you can build a solid team, it will be extremely beneficial to your writing/skill. If you're already published, many bloggers will read your title for a free review copy if it fits their tastes.

Any advice on self-publishing? Get an editor. I promise, putting forth your best work to start will be worth it in the end (consider this my apology to the people who read the original edition of my first book).

Also, check out these links:
Query Shark - a great site for learning to write the perfect synopsis, whether you intend to submit to agents or not.
Smashwords Style Guide & The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success - free ebooks with information & tips on formatting, publishing, and marketing.
Amazon KDP Voice of the Author Forum - the "Newbies Start Here" thread has a lot of valuable information.
iTunes Link Makers - link to your books on iTunes with the widget or link making tools.

For Readers


Will there be more books in The Frey Saga/Descendants Series? While I do plan things like that out, I'm hesitant to answer before I've gotten a substantial chunk of the work complete. Why? Stories change, the desire to write a new character takes over, and, honestly, I hate deadlines. That said, once I have a pretty good idea of what's coming, it will be posted here.

Who designed your cover art?  Gene Mollica created the Frey Saga and Descendants Series cover art. King of Ash and Bone was designed by Cora Graphics. The short story A Vision for the Future was done by LLPix.com.

Where can I find your books? My titles can be found at most eBook retailers. Print copies can be ordered online, through your favorite bookstore, or at your local library. Audio editions of The Frey Saga and Descendants Series are available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Find a complete list of outlets here or on the blog here.

Are you on Facebook/LinkedIn/etc?  I can only devote so much time to social media and still be able to write, so I've chosen just a few. You can find me on TwitterGoodreadsPinterest, and the blog. I post my artwork and current reads at Instagram. My email/contact page is here.

Do you have a street team?  Yep. You can find more information and sign up links here.​

Have a question? drop me a line through the contact tab.

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Melissa Wright

Young adult and fantasy author