Melissa Treglia


Melissa Treglia lives in New Jersey with her mother, husband and three cats. She graduated from Brick Computer Science Institute in 2005 with a 3.6 GPA, after majoring in Web Design and Programming.

She's been making up stories from the time she first learned how to pick up a pencil and write her name. Her first short story was written by the age of five, and she published her first poem at fourteen. In 2015, she released the poetry collection "Apocryphal Musings". The following year, she achieved top ten in the NAMI New Jersey poetry contest.

"Griffin Unbowed", her first novel and collaboration with Nicole Harvelle, was released on August 6, 2019. The sequel "Griffin's Kin" will be available worldwide on June 15, 2021.

You can read more of her work, and stay updated on coming releases by visiting her website at

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Pretty much since about the time I was old enough to pick up a writing utensil and spell my name.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story I wrote when I was five. It was a silly little escapist piece of my adult self driving KITT, the car from "Knight Rider." Obviously, I didn't know then that this style of writing was called fanfiction. When you think about it, it's no surprise that I cut my writing teeth on fanfiction in addition to penning my original poetry.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Melissa Treglia online

Where to buy in print


The Pureblood Archives
A new vampire horror/SF series, featuring the ongoing saga of the Purebloods, a special and rare breed of vampire.
Griffin Unbowed
Price: $4.99 USD.
Griffin's Kin
Price: $4.99 USD.


Griffin's Kin
Series: The Pureblood Archives, Book 2. Pre-release—available June 15, 2021. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: Canadian English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Toronto's latest vampire detective returns in a new adventure that examines the bonds of family and the endurance of the human spirit. His tormented twin brother walks the streets, driven insane from years of torture at the hands of the corrupt vampire Council... while the Council that ruined both their lives is now seeking revenge for their fall from power.
Griffin Unbowed
Series: The Pureblood Archives, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A young police detective, when trying to solve an unsolvable murder case, is pulled into the hidden world of vampires. He finds himself fighting for his life after nearly having his throat ripped out... and is brought to the attention of the mysterious Council of Elders, who don't have mankind's best interests at heart.
Apocryphal Musings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
A collection of one hundred poems written from 1995 to 2015, on a variety of topics. Some saw previous release online, others have never been seen before. Some are humorous, others deeply romantic. Dive into a world of dreams and words.

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