Internationally bestselling author, Melissa Marr returns to FaerieCon just 30 days after the publication of her latest “Wicked Lovely” novel – more than enough time for you to read it and come to FaerieCon and get your book signed and ask the questions that are burning in your brain.. ! Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, “Desert Tales” combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Melissa at FaerieCon: she will join us for Saturday and Sunday only.
“I suppose if one looks at any text there’s a series of inspirations whether the authors intends it or not. My conscious inspirations were my love of folklore, my desire to write a strong female character, and my belief that life and happiness are merely about making choices until the path you need is the one you find. Sometimes the happy-ever-after we dream of isn’t the one we get. Sometimes life takes away some of the choices. But I believe that as long we can keep acting, keep pursuing volition, we can create a happy-ever-after of our own. Having fate–or anything else–steal our choices is not acceptable, but it’s also not the only path there is.” – Melissa Marr
Melissa Marr is the author of the internationally and New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series about faeries in the modern world. The books have been translated into 27 languages, won various awards, and appeared on school reading lists. Her multi-award winning debut adult novel, Graveminder, is based in the folklore of the dead.
With Kelley Armstrong, Melissa is the co-editor of two anthologies and co-author of the upcoming Blackwell Pages (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), a children’s series about the Norse myth of Ragnarök. That first book in the series, Loki’s Wolves, will debut in Fall 2013.
“I don’t consider writing to be limited to the physical act of fingers on keys, so to some degree I think I’m always writing. Stories simmer in our minds for months or years before they are ready to be served up on to the page.”- Melissa Marr
When she is not traveling or retreating to the desert or ocean, she lives in the Washington, DC, area with her family and various Rottweilers. You can visit her online at www.melissa-marr.com or on Twitter (@melissa_marr).