Melissa Stern


I grew up in Jacksonville Florida. When I was 20 I moved to Tulsa Oklahoma for a few years and then returned to Jacksonville. I went to high school at Terry Parker and College at Florida State College or Jacksonville. Writing may be my passion/hobby but I do work in the medical field and I love it. In school English and Reading/Literacy were my worst subjects.
I started writing because I was bored and it soon turned into a relaxing time for me. I write about dreams I have had or crazy thoughts going through my head. Music inspires me as do the books I read. I mainly write teen or young adult fantasy and sci-fi books but do have a more adult murder mystery out as well. You can search for my stories under Melissa Stern or M. Stern. You can also find some of my books for free on I usually post a few chapters of the books I'm working on so that I can get feedback before I submit it for publishing.
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Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My Desk? Well my desk is pretty small. It fits my laptop and notebook comfortable. I have to have my notebook. I scribble ideas and characters down in it before I even start writing. If I didn't have that to look back on I don't know what I would do. The chair that came with my desk was really uncomfortable so I had to get a new one that's low and padded. Come on who can write if they are in a comfy place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Jacksonville Florida in a part of town called Arlington. My mom, sister and I lived in a 3 bedroom condo with our dog Muffy. We didn't have a whole lot of money so reading was our outlet. I actually couldn't read very well until 5th grade when they had me take an extra class. I had a great teacher and have loved reading ever since.
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Where to find Melissa Stern online


Poker Basics
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Basic poker history, terms, and games you should know before you start playing.
Trusting the Beast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Real Love; Two words I never understood. Where was its place in the world and how could it be found? And fate; that is something I understood even less. Could you change it or did we just blindly follow it?
The Cover Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Aly is not only taking care of her sister AJ, a hyperactive genius, but is also trying to help the FBI catch her step father David, who has embezzled millions from her family's company. The only thing Kevin loves more than being a detective is his little sister the supercharged hellion. All it takes is two children, a pizza, and a gruesome crime scene to throw them together. Can he keep them safe?
Temperance's Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,560. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Children are innocent and then they grow up. They go from believing in fictional creatures to overlooking real monsters. It’s the fine line between the two that make a difference in our lives. My name is Temperance Paige and this is my story.
Morning Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,900. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Arabella runs away from her abusive foster parents to start a new life. From here her story grows into the Fairy Tale she had always dreamed of. Well not everything she dreamed of. She is sucked into a world full of creatures she never would have thought existed. She makes new friends as well as enemies. She must choose between her old life and her destiny. Either way her life will be endanger.

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