Melyssa Williams was a homeschooler back in the day, making her slightly odd and eccentric, traits that came in handy when she decided to become a writer. She spent a lot of time reading and writing, typically in trees.

Now she stays out of trees, but still reads and writes. There are three smallfry in her house that refer to her as Mom, and keeping in tradition, she homeschools them by putting them trees with a good book.

Shadows Gray is the first in a trilogy, with Shadows Falling being the second, and Shadows Lost ending the saga. Melyssa is also the author a steampunk retelling of the Nutcracker, entitled Once Upon A Winter, which is a nod to her ballerina past, and also a compilation of short stories: The Alarming Side Effect of Books.

Melyssa has ghostwritten for blogs, magazines, and novelists, and has written many non-fiction pieces for publications such as MaryJane’s Farm, Raising Jane, Dear, Home Educating Family, and the humor site, HaHas for HooHas. She drinks coffee until it’s a socially acceptable time to sip wine, and reads fiction at inopportune times, usually accompanied by her gargoyle, Hugo.

Check out Melyssa’s books and other works here.