Interview with Melissa Stern

Describe your desk
My Desk? Well my desk is pretty small. It fits my laptop and notebook comfortable. I have to have my notebook. I scribble ideas and characters down in it before I even start writing. If I didn't have that to look back on I don't know what I would do. The chair that came with my desk was really uncomfortable so I had to get a new one that's low and padded. Come on who can write if they are in a comfy place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Jacksonville Florida in a part of town called Arlington. My mom, sister and I lived in a 3 bedroom condo with our dog Muffy. We didn't have a whole lot of money so reading was our outlet. I actually couldn't read very well until 5th grade when they had me take an extra class. I had a great teacher and have loved reading ever since.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 5th grade. I actually found an old notebook a few weeks ago. I started reading it and I think I laughed through 90% of it. I was very "creative". In 8th grade we were required to write a lot of essays so I think it just blossomed from there.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The book I'm finishing now is called Trusting The Beast. Its a werewolf romance of course. Its about a girl named Harmony who thinks that she is the only one who is cursed. She meets a boy and things get interesting. Not R rated interesting but fun. You should read it.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it possible for me to publish my books and get them out there for the world to see.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is seeing my characters come to life and to know that my readers can feel what they feel.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are everything. Without them who would read my books? Who would provide feedback? Who would I be doing all this for?
Published 2014-10-30.
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Books by This Author

Hayden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Hayden left her hometown a geeky college student. Three years later, she returns as a sexy vixen ready to pounce on her life long crush. All she wants is a little fun with no strings attached, but is that all she's going to get?
Poker Basics
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Basic poker history, terms, and games you should know before you start playing.
Trusting the Beast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Real Love; Two words I never understood. Where was its place in the world and how could it be found? And fate; that is something I understood even less. Could you change it or did we just blindly follow it?
The Cover Up
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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Aly is not only taking care of her sister AJ, a hyperactive genius, but is also trying to help the FBI catch her step father David, who has embezzled millions from her family's company. The only thing Kevin loves more than being a detective is his little sister the supercharged hellion. All it takes is two children, a pizza, and a gruesome crime scene to throw them together. Can he keep them safe?
Temperance's Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,560. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Children are innocent and then they grow up. They go from believing in fictional creatures to overlooking real monsters. It’s the fine line between the two that make a difference in our lives. My name is Temperance Paige and this is my story.
Morning Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Arabella runs away from her abusive foster parents to start a new life. From here her story grows into the Fairy Tale she had always dreamed of. Well not everything she dreamed of. She is sucked into a world full of creatures she never would have thought existed. She makes new friends as well as enemies. She must choose between her old life and her destiny. Either way her life will be endanger.