Interview with Melony Nelson

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible.
A Walk to Remember.
Crestfall.
Maybe Someday.
The Breathing Series.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly romance, young adult, new adult and the occasional paranormal. I have recently gotten into true crime thanks to my binge watching the TV show Dexter.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have the original Kindle Fire and I love it.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Marketing is key and it's also a full time job. I rely on social media; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and my blog. It takes time and you have to stay on top of marketing daily. I am no where near where I want to be in sales, but I have faith I'll make it one day.
Describe your desk
It is calm chaos. I have my desktop which is next to a window and I keep a notepad for doodling and writing ideas, six Funko Pop dolls watch over me and I have a few photographs and a cup full of pens.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was 13 so twenty-five years. I started off writing poetry, then progressed to fan fiction now I write novels, short stories, fan fiction and prose.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To be honest, I knew there was no way I was ever going to get discovered, land an agent or make it to a big publisher. I mean, maybe my writing isn't that great, I'll let my readers judge that but I just felt like the odds weren't in my favor plus this way I am in complete control. I write at my own pace, no deadlines and the content goes the way I want it. My world, my rules. That's the major perk of being an Indie writer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a complete escape from reality. So when this world gets to be too much, I escape into a world I create and live life through one of my characters.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nicholas Sparks, Ashelia Raven, Colleen Hoover, Fern Michaels, Sandra Brown, Rebecca Donovan
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the best. They are the motivation to write and they inspire me greatly. Without fans none of us would be where we are. I love my fans and love hearing from them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend lots of my time with my kids & dogs, traveling, cooking, wine tasting, working out, reading, watching movies and just being very lowkey.
Published 2016-10-27.
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Books by This Author

1300 Miles
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
"1300 Miles" is a collection of poetry inspired by the real life trials and tribulations of a long distance relationship between two people who mean the world to one another.
Abandoned
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
(5.00 from 1 review)
Haunting black and white photography accompanies dark prose in the second collection from Melony Nelson.
Dead Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A publication of dark prose with black and white photographs.