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After graduating from The University of Sheffield with an English Literature Masters in 2003, Melanie has been writing fiction - time permitting - ever since.

'Hope's Daughter', released in December 2011, was Melanie's debut novel and the first release from The Ambrosia Sequence. The companion book 'The Rainbow Maker's Tale' was released in late 2013 and the next novel - 'Outlanders' - is due in 2014. The Ambrosia Sequence is a dystopian series aimed primarily at young adults and hovers somewhere in the middle of sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy genres.

Recipient of the highly prestigious Amy Duncan English Literature Prize in 1996 (£25.00 book token) - perhaps not worth mentioning here...

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DecemberFor those of you who might have been wondering what happened to the end of November and NaNoWriMo – I did manage to complete the 50k word target… As usual, I was running right up until the deadline date and over, if I’m honest – finally stopping on 30th November with a grand total of 52, 242 words.


I wrote this post and thought I’d put it out on 1st December, but just came across it in my drafts...

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“Cassie: What would it cost me if I kissed him? What would it cost me if I didn’t?”
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“Mad – empty – crazy – lost – dying... I was all of these things and nothing as well, because even though I breathed and moved, I was not alive.”
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message 11: by Melanie

Melanie Cusick-Jones Sally-Anne (Amethyst Bookwyrm) wrote: "Thanks for the add!"

No problem :) hope you have a nice, book wyrmy weekend


Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) Thanks for the add!


message 9: by Anne

Anne Thanks for being my friend. Hope you have a good day.


Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Warner ♥ Ok thanks. :) I will definitely be reading The Rainbow Maker's Tale.


Melanie Cusick-Jones It is a bit confusing I'll admit and have debated how to number myself for a while. What I've gone with is:

The Rainbow Maker's Tale as Book 2: it covers similar timeframe to Hope's Daughter, but is from Balik's point of view. So if you wanted to, you could jump straight to Book 3 from 1, if you want to stay with Cassie. Outlanders is the sequel to Hope's Daughter and follows on from Book 1, in Cassie's point of view.

Not overly straight forward I know, but it will make sense when the series goes through - promise! :)


Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Warner ♥ I have a question about your books. The Rainbow Maker's Tale says it is Book 2 in The Ambrosia Sequence in the blurb. Outlanders says it is the sequel to Hope's Daughter. So, which one is next in the series? I was thinking of The Rainbow Maker's Tale as a bonus up till now, that Outlanders was #2, and that there would be a third after that (for no reason other than to make it a trilogy. Rather presumptuous, I know). So, how's this really work? :)


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Jason Melanie wrote: "Hi Jason - I'm good thanks - are you?

Thanks for the friend invite :)"


Busy with the new book that has just been released ... I wonder which brings more work sometimes, the storyline or the marketing ;)


Melanie Cusick-Jones Hi Jason - I'm good thanks - are you?

Thanks for the friend invite :)


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Jason Hi, Melanie :) Hope your day is going well.


Melanie Cusick-Jones Hi Jona - no problem - thanks for emailing me back so quickly.

I'm just about to email you - would love to do interview and will be popping you a copy of Hope's Daughter over

Mel :)


Jonababez Thanks for the add, Melanie! Hope to read your books or have an interview with you! LOL! thanks again!


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