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Melissa A. Joy

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Melissa A. Joy is an autistic fantasy author who challenges the conventional expectations of fantasy and takes them to a whole new level. It is no secret that she believes in the existence of all things fantastical, and that anything is possible.

She began building the world of Aeldynn and started writing seriously aged approximately 13, and has since developed it into something truly magical worth sharing. From the glorious winged Drahknyr and wise and fearsome dragons to pirates of the high seas and a world rich with history and lore, her imagination could be said to be limitless.

When she isn’t locked in a reverie about what’s going on in the world of Aeldynn, she’s probably out sailing the high seas on a tall ship, training at Kung Fu,
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Melissa A. Joy No matter how much effort I would put into something, I always seemed to end up overlooked, shunned, or on the receiving end of negativity. Up until a…moreNo matter how much effort I would put into something, I always seemed to end up overlooked, shunned, or on the receiving end of negativity. Up until a few years ago I had thought "am I cursed?" And then I was enlightened to the possibility I may have some form of Autism. Soon after, I received a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. Everyone else knew I was different, and yet I didn't really recognise that until my diagnosis. One mystery was solved, but being an Aspie only sheds light on more questions about who and what an Aspie really is.(less)
Melissa A. Joy Strictly speaking, I'd want to be in the world I write in - Aeldynn - and not just for the most obvious reason(s).

Otherwise, I think I'd like to see …more
Strictly speaking, I'd want to be in the world I write in - Aeldynn - and not just for the most obvious reason(s).

Otherwise, I think I'd like to see more of Joanne Bertin's world (The Last Dragonlord, Dragon & Phoenix, and Bard's Oath). While I think Bertin could have done more development on that world and put more effort into the flow of her storytelling, I was captivated by it. I wouldn't say no to being a Dragonlord with a soultwin and Llysanyin (horse) companion.(less)
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From the Deep - NEW RELEASE!

description BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! I submitted a story to the From the Deep anthology by Fiction Atlas Press, and am both extremely grateful and proud to say I have been accepted.

The story I've written, Velantiir: Lost City of the Ancients, is set before Keys of the Origin, and follows Captain Larkh Savaldor and his crew on board the elite warship Greshendier into treacherous waters to find the ancient Nays city Read more of this blog post »
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"Review for Valantiir, City of the Ancients by Melissa A. Joy

Action-packed, entertaining, and magical. Melissa weaves an interesting story featuring wonderful characters from her main saga Keys of the Origin: The Scions of Balance; Book 1.—like Larkh," Read more of this review »
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The story follows a young and dashing Pirate captain and his crew as they sail to a long-abandoned city in search of loot and adventure. The story does a great job of providing fuel for" Read more of this review »
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“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
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