Melissa Stevens


Melissa Stevens is a self-taught author and illustrator.

She has several published works in the Vicious Horror Anthologies and one short story in The Corner Club Press' debut issue. Two of her shorts were included in I Believe in Werewolves, published by NetBound Publishing, The Lake included in Dangers Untold anthology, and another short story to be published in Spirits of the Night, an anthology of ghost stories.

Her first cover was The Evolution of a Conceptual God: Navigating the Landmines, by Jim Vires. Illustrations to Phibby Venable's book, The Wind is my Wine, was her next artistic accomplishment. Since breaking into the art business, she has managed to create several book covers, and plans to keep making more.

She lives with her husband, daughter and two unruly cats in rural East Tennessee.

Where to find Melissa Stevens online


Sideshow: How Dark is Your Shadow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,970. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 by PsychoPomp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A freakish anthology from twelve authors delving into the darkness of human--and not so human--nature. Authors include: E.A. Irwin C.B. Doyle Phil Hickes Shawn Pfister Lisamarie Lamb Leigh M. Lane Jody Neil Ruth Tina Swain S. MacLeod Carole Gill Rob M. Miller Melissa Stevens Edited by Rob M. Miller
The Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Every monster's legend has a leg or two based in fact. Whether it is an extra hairy man, or a woman with long teeth and a penchant for the dark, we as humans manipulate our fear into something we think we can control. We think a monster can at least be killed; it is flesh and blood. Therefore it can die. For if it does not die it will always be there, lurking in our shadows.
Janie Moss and the Other Point-oh-Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story. Sonny's is the neighborhood grocery store that Janie works at, and just happens to be haunted. See what happens when Janie goes up against the other point-oh-two of paranormal phenomenon in this humorous ghost story.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A short story. James Walton knows the law, and watches too many people disregard it, putting countless lives in jeopardy. But he has a remedy for that...his own version of justice.

Melissa Stevens' tag cloud

camping    carnival    freakshow    ghost short story    gore    grisly    horror    human nature    humor and comedy    lake    monster    murder    murderer    psychological    shadows    sideshow    thriller   

Melissa Stevens' favorite authors on Smashwords

Fred Musante
Latest book: The Devil You Say. Published November 7, 2012.
Jerry McKinney
Latest book: Nightsound. Published September 14, 2012. (5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jim Vires
Latest book: Green Mountain Boys. Published April 7, 2011.
Mary Underwood
Latest book: The Chores. Published March 21, 2011. (5.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Melissa Stevens

  • Feed on Jan. 22, 2012

    This short by Jerry McKinney paints a new look at the old vampire tale. I enjoyed learning as the newly turned vamp learner, but would have like to have had a bit slower pace in the beginning, with a bit more description. Jerry makes up for the quick pace a little less than mid way through, when he really gets into his stride and you are seeing the world through the main character's eyes. The imagery and rawness he portrays is perfect for this story. As for the ending, I'm not going to give anything away, but trust me, it's one you will be thinking about for a while. Jerry McKinney has crafted an imaginative yet real story, well worth the read.
  • Night of the Witch on Feb. 02, 2012

    Night of the Witch puts a twist on ghost stories, using humorous and wit through the main characters. Fred Musante's characters interact well with each other and the dialogue is real. Realy. His descriptions are vivid and he gives the reader an indepth look at the behind-the-scenes for ghosthunting. The pace picks up about three quarters of the way through the book and becomes more ghost story than humorous story. All in all, a good read.