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Melanie Corona was born in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and raised in Alice Springs (the very centre of the country). She has always loved reading and telling "tall tales" and wrote poetry all the time. Her greatest influence was her grandpa Majid who kept all the grandchildren entertained all the time with his stories, music and passion for writing.
Melanie didn't tell anyone she wrote when she started because she was to shy, and now, has no idea why she was like that. She has stories to tell and wants to share them with whoever will read them. “I am not, and never will profess to be an awesome writer, but I will try to entertain, while bringing to life the history of my country, one page at a time.”
S. J. Qualls
on Feb. 09, 2015 :
This is the first 'First Person' story I ever read that didn't feel like it. It was not full of 'I's' and 'me's'. Beautiful narration, awesome even. You feel as if you are right there with the young girl and later as a young woman, as she goes from pain of loss for family and friends to travel to a new land. She felt very real to me.
If you like this time period, well even if you don't, you will fall in love with this writer.
(review of free book)