Melissa is an avid reader and she likes to dabble in writing. She does yoga in her spare time and loves crossword puzzles to keep her brain fresh. She likes to take walks, play with her puppies and cuddle with her kitties. She gets most of her ideas at night and she likes to conjure up stories that involve interesting characters.
How do you approach cover design?
I approach a design by thinking about the type of book it is. I like to pick a cover that is paired well between cover and type of story it is. I believe the cover is the face of the book, if you have a catchy cover then then you're bound to have someone pick it up.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Hmm that's a really tough one honestly:
5) Shanghai Girls- because the author makes you feel like you are living in that story. I love goosebumps and this book gave me a ton of them.
4) Needful Things- Stephen King is the man of horror and his books are amazing. Every story has someone that is scarier then the next. I just loved this story, to this day I still think about it. I read it years ago.
3) Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn knocked this book out of the book for me. It was exceptional writing and it made me think.
2) IT - Do I really need to give a reason
1) The Winter Garden - I fell in love with this book the moment I laid eyes on it. It was beautiful and charming.
Olivia Mallor was a depressed teenager and wanted to end her life. That was until she met Chris Duncan. He made her happy and was in love. What she didn't know was that Chris was a sociopath. Chris managed to kidnap Olivia and lock her in a basement where she was repeatedly tortured...will she ever escape Chris and the evil that she is put through? Find out in this gripping suspense novel.