Melina Turner


Hi I'm Melina Turner and live in Australia with the rest of my family, in a little town called Gympie.

I began my writing at an extremely young age starting in primary school in year 3 when I heard about Write4Fun, a school writing competition. My first poem was called "Wild Brumbies" published in 2003 when I was in year 3.
I soon after moved from Nambour to Gympie, an hour away. Where I was influenced by an amazing English teacher to continue writing.
In 2005 when I was in year 5 I was awarded "Honoured Writer" for my poetry in which I continued and still do.
In 2013 I was awarded, "Best Poet Of 2012"and put into a poet book that is now in the Library Of Congress.

After I began poetry I soon wanted to branch out thus starting in 2003/2005 The Deathly-Roses Volumes a flash fiction prose-narrative piece that "Volume 1 and 2" will be published 2013.
I then gapped it out and wrote the 2nd Volume in 2007. The third will be written this year. My goal with these books was to make it short and poetic-like to gain non-readers interest and I believe I have done that.

As of then 2012 I slowly branched out and started helping co-author for Timothy Mitchell Films. Helping with scripts for movies.

Now, I will be collaborating with many amazing authors and getting myself out there more. Writing all and any genre and different types of writing. As well as my new goal to publish a piece of my writing a month

Smashwords Interview

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.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Melina Turner online

Where to buy in print


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.

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