Anita Melillo lives in the mountains of Colorado and has always had a passion for adventure and writing. Her novel, "The Great Empty" is an Australian outback adventure novel. It is written in a contemporary fiction style, and a coming-of-age story about an unbridled youth that gets lost in the outback and learns to survive with the help of an Aborigine boy.
She has another novel, "Ford At Valverde" which is a historical civil war era adventure. It encompasses one mans need for self-discovery before his life is cut short by the war, as he sets off on his own treasure seeking quest in an attempt to dodge the draft. Much is plotted along his path, including the cruelty of strangers and the harsh demise of the effects of war.
An indulgence for Anita in writing involves pushing her characters to the limitations of their human condition, so that their true nature can be revealed in a significant way, whether good or bad. Although she writes across genres, her novels have the element of adventure in common. She is presently writing a psychological thriller and looks forward to having it published within the upcoming months.