Melissa Stevens is a self-taught author and illustrator.
She has several published works in the Vicious Horror Anthologies and one short story in The Corner Club Press' debut issue. Two of her shorts were included in I Believe in Werewolves, published by NetBound Publishing, The Lake included in Dangers Untold anthology, and another short story to be published in Spirits of the Night, an anthology of ghost stories.
Her first cover was The Evolution of a Conceptual God: Navigating the Landmines, by Jim Vires. Illustrations to Phibby Venable's book, The Wind is my Wine, was her next artistic accomplishment. Since breaking into the art business, she has managed to create several book covers, and plans to keep making more.
She lives with her husband, daughter and two unruly cats in rural East Tennessee.
Where to find Melissa Stevens online
Janie Moss and the Other Point-oh-Two
A short story. Sonny's is the neighborhood grocery store that Janie works at, and just happens to be haunted. See what happens when Janie goes up against the other point-oh-two of paranormal phenomenon in this humorous ghost story.
A short story. James Walton knows the law, and watches too many people disregard it, putting countless lives in jeopardy. But he has a remedy for that...his own version of justice.
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Smashwords book reviews by Melissa Stevens
on Jan. 22, 2012
This short by Jerry McKinney paints a new look at the old vampire tale. I enjoyed learning as the newly turned vamp learner, but would have like to have had a bit slower pace in the beginning, with a bit more description. Jerry makes up for the quick pace a little less than mid way through, when he really gets into his stride and you are seeing the world through the main character's eyes. The imagery and rawness he portrays is perfect for this story.
As for the ending, I'm not going to give anything away, but trust me, it's one you will be thinking about for a while. Jerry McKinney has crafted an imaginative yet real story, well worth the read.
- Night of the Witch
on Feb. 02, 2012
Night of the Witch puts a twist on ghost stories, using humorous and wit through the main characters. Fred Musante's characters interact well with each other and the dialogue is real. Realy. His descriptions are vivid and he gives the reader an indepth look at the behind-the-scenes for ghosthunting. The pace picks up about three quarters of the way through the book and becomes more ghost story than humorous story. All in all, a good read.