Interview with Melina Turner

What do you read for pleasure?
I read every genre. When I am not writing of coarse.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favourite books would be all of Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn Chronicles, Diana Nixon's The Souls of Rain, Jake Bonsignores Empyreal Illusions and Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant Series. I love fantasy. I have a soft spot for anything fantasy. Skulduggery Pleasant is not fantasy but they are humorous, dark and action-packed.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't usually use an e-reader. I prefer physical paperbacks.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth and a good solid quality book. Good professional editing, formatting and cover can do wonders for sales.
Describe your desk
I can't see it. That's how bad it is. Between the paper and the notepads and the books. I can't even see what colour it is. Not to mention the superhero pictures decorating it. Love my superheroes.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my nanowrimo manuscript is based on the topic of acceptance and corruptness and how it can affect society. My main project is about freedom and how taking someone's freedom can cause someone to fight for it even more. Fight for what they believe in.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nothing. I was on facebook one day and a facebook add appeared and it said author. So I clicked on it and BAM! I stumbled into the independent author world
What is your writing process?
Step One...sit don...Step Two...Pick up pen...Step Three...write
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in year 3, 2003, a publishing competition about a wild brumby and freedom
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm still new to smashwords but they helped me with formatting. Their guide is amazing
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My poetry. It is my everything. I don't know where I'd be without my poetry
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my friends. I treat them all as if they were my friends. Strike up conversations. Gift free copies of books. I love talking to my readers getting their opinions on my books and what they think. They are awesome.
Published 2015-11-25.
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Books by This Author

Pieces Of Mel Poetry Collection 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
The darkness...The light...The happiness and sadness...Where would we be without such raw emotional being? Open the pages of international award-winning poet's "Pieces Of Mel" and step into many of the portrayals, opinions, hopes, and beliefs the author expresses so deeply. From the raw emotions to the miniature poetic stories you will find the proof of the authors passion and soul.
The Deathly-Roses Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This month we get a second helping of Melina Turner's work with The Deathly-Roses Volume 1, Wisty finds out that all she believed to be true in her life is false and sets out to find her natural parents and who she truly is. The lines between enemy and friend become blurred and Wisty must decide on which side she stands.