I have a new story coming out this week! Well, it's sort of a new story... "Bits," a flash fiction from the third section of ELECTRIC TREES, found a new home in the fabulously vibrant horror anthology The Needle Drops...Volume One, coming October 13 from Urhi Publishing. It has been a delight to work with … Continue reading A Horror Story and an Interview
The first thing you should know about ELECTRIC TREES is that there are no trees in it. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are probably some trees around somewhere; I mean, there are settings with trees in them. But the trees that the title refers to aren't really trees. Confused yet? Let me back … Continue reading About ELECTRIC TREES
While my publishing service figures out their technical difficulties, I'm releasing the first story in ELECTRIC TREES! I hope that you enjoy it, and I can't wait until the book is finally ready to be released so you can read more of the tales contained within. Downloadable PDF: fins-by-melissa-bobeDownload Full text: Fins It started in … Continue reading A First Look at ELECTRIC TREES
It's been a whirlwind of a year so far, and I can't believe we're halfway through March already! As of yesterday, it's official: my short story collection ELECTRIC TREES is one month from coming into the world! This book is made up of my misfit narrative children that couldn't quite seem to find a home … Continue reading New Book, Newsletter, Interview, and More!
2020 was different. It was a notable year for many obvious reasons I don't need to get into here. What I will talk about is how the year impacted me as a writer, and what habits and plans I have in place for 2021 as a result. In 2020, I published my first novella and … Continue reading Reflections, Resolutions, and News for the New Year
Happy November, everyone! It has been a whirlwind for me since the release of NASCENT WITCH, which I can't quite believe has been in the world for over 3 weeks already. I've had some lovely shout-outs from friends and readers in that time: And a very exciting mention from Den of Geek (I might … Continue reading NASCENT WITCH, NaNoWriMo, New Project, and More!
Witchtember is coming to a close! I've had a wonderful time promoting NASCENT WITCH by diving into all things witchy. As we creep ever closer to release day, I've decided to share the first chapter of the novel so you can have a taste of what this book is all about. Without further ado, I … Continue reading Chapter One of NASCENT WITCH
For this week's reading, I'm using the Tarot of Pagan Cats, an adorable little deck created by Lo Scarabeo. With four floofy felines roaming my home, I just had to include this deck in my Witchtember divination! As you can see, I've set out a piece of lapis lazuli to channel clarity into today's reading. … Continue reading Tea & Tarot: Witchtember Reading Number Four
In today's Witchtember Tea & Tarot, I'm going to be working with my favorite deck to consult whenever I'm specifically thinking about my writing: The Literary Witches Oracle by Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan. The deck is tied to their book Literary Witches, and together they make a beautiful set to gift to any literary witch … Continue reading Tea & Tarot: Witchtember Reading Number Three
Today, I'm using a whimsical deck that I found in a New Age shop a while back and that, as a fan of Through the Looking-Glass in particular, I had to take home with me: The Wonderland Tarot by Morgana Abbey and Christopher John Abbey. One of the things I love about the chessboard structure … Continue reading Tea & Tarot: Witchtember Reading Number Two