Melissa Bowersock

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Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic award-winning writer who turns her hand to any kind of story that moves her, be it contemporary or western, action or romance, spiritual or satire, biography or memoir. To date she has published 12 novels and one non-fiction.

In her spare time she enjoys photography and is a certified hypnotherapist. She volunteers as webmaster for the International Board of Regression Therapists (
Ms. Bowersock lives in a small town in northern Arizona with her husband and an Airedale terrier. More information is available at and

Smashwords Interview

How did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a family of introverts and readers (same thing?). My mother was a teacher and my father was an artist so creativity and knowledge were both highly prized in our family. As introverts, we were all much more inner-directed than outer-directed, so we would all be more apt to be reading or pursuing our own personal endeavors rather than socializing or entertaining. I'm sure having a rich inner life contributed greatly to my first attempts at story-telling and my father (also a writer) was a terrific sounding board and champion of my efforts.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was about bunny rabbits. I was about 5. I do not remember the plot nor the characters, and although I'm sure it was riveting, it has been lost to time. The only thing I do remember is my mother reading it and asking me how I knew to put the quotes around the bits of dialog. I just said that that's the way I had seen it in books, so that's what I did.
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The Pits of Passion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,300. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Melissa Bowersock. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A literal bodice-ripper. This is not your mother's romance novel!
The View from the Summit
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 146,770. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012 by Melissa Bowersock. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Howard Munns (1911-2002) was a gifted self-taught artist. Born in a homesteader's sod hut on the barren plains of Montana, orphaned by the age of 17, his early life was tempered by poverty and hardship and annealed by the Great Depression. The View from the Summit is his story in his own words.


A Novel Idea
Price: Free! Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A collection of complete first chapters of 12 different novels by award-winning author Melissa Bowersock
The Rare Breed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,210. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The daughter of a white woman and a Cheyenne warrior, Catherine Boudry grew into womanhood amid all the comforts of the white man's world. At the age of twenty her Indian heritage drew her back to the western plains where she discovered passion in the arms of two very different men — Jory, the rough mountain man, and Barred Owl, the brave to whom she had been pledged in marriage years before.
Superstition Gold
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Beautiful Leigh Banning travels to the wilds of frontier Arizona in an effort to understand the father she never knew. Her quest leads her to a remote Apache camp in the company of a proud Pima Indian and a handsome cavalry officer. Torn between the two men, Leigh joins forces with the Apaches to battle gold-hungry killers and in the process discovers her true self and her one true love.
Goddess Rising
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After a geologic holocaust the scattered survivors have one hope: the dream-given prophecy that Greer the Sibling, a female savior, will rise and restore them to greatness. An epic and magical story of one woman's exceptional destiny during exceptional times.
Lightning Strikes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,880. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jessie Evans, a free-lance journalist researching a story in Flagstaff, encounters a smoldering paradox who is part Indian, part architect and all man. Whether igniting her temper with his arrogance or challenging her beliefs with his laser-like insight, Jessie can't deny that Lucas sets fire to her soul as well.

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Smashwords book reviews by Melissa Bowersock

  • Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition (Volume 4) on June 13, 2013

    Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition is a great way to introduce kids to the varied and wonderful sites in the southern and western areas of our country. On his travels from state to state, Mr. Pish gives interesting tidbits about both the civilized and the natural world, combining history, geology, geography and pop culture in a fun commentary that kids will enjoy. Mr. Pish's excitement and joy of adventure is contagious, "infecting" children with his questions and encouraging them to go on their own journeys of discovery and share what they learn. The maps that record each leg of the journey are helpful in that kids can zero in on areas of interest and pursue their own investigations. As in all Mr. Pish books, his thoughts and emotions mirror those of kids and his journey becomes their journey. He's a terrific ambassador for our very own country, and makes learning fun.