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Melanie Cellier grew up on a staple diet of books, books and more books. And although she got older, she never stopped loving children’s and young adult novels.
 She always wanted to write one herself, but it took three careers and three different continents before she actually managed it. 


She now feels incredibly fortunate to spend her time writing from her home in Adelaide, Australia where she keeps an eye out for koalas in her backyard. Her staple diet hasn’t changed much, although she’s added choc mint Rooibos tea and Chicken Crimpies to the list.


She writes young adult fantasy including her Spoken Mage series, and her Four Kingdoms and Beyond the Four Kingdoms series which are made up of linked stand-alone stories that retell classic
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Melanie Cellier I'm currently working on another book set in the Four Kingdoms world. Although The Princess Companion is a stand-alone story, I'm planning to write se…moreI'm currently working on another book set in the Four Kingdoms world. Although The Princess Companion is a stand-alone story, I'm planning to write several more books that focus on some of the secondary characters.(less)
Melanie Cellier I'm so glad you enjoyed the two Beyond audiobooks. While unfortunately I'm not sure at this point whether the original Four Kingdoms books will be mad…moreI'm so glad you enjoyed the two Beyond audiobooks. While unfortunately I'm not sure at this point whether the original Four Kingdoms books will be made into audiobooks or not, I have signed a contract for the remaining four Beyond books. (That includes the two not-yet published books. The audios for books 3 and 4 should be out in September 2019.)(less)
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I'm just over half way through writing this one and am having fun working in the various fairy tale elements :) In the meantime, you can head over to my website, www.me
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“I am soft. But that doesn't mean I'm not brave. I just save my bravery for when it's actually needed.”
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“Don’t let them eat all those cookies, Coralie. I’m relying on you.” “I will not betray your trust,” she said with the utmost seriousness. I nodded. Cookies were serious business.”
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Melanie Cellier Joyce wrote: "Hello, Melanie!

Thank you for accepting my friend request! I won a copy of The Princess Companion: A Retelling of Princess and the Pea via Goodreads Giveaway and I'm really excited and can't wait ..."


Hi Joyce!

Congratulations on winning the book! I sent it off to you right after the giveaway ended so hopefully you should get it soon.

I hope you enjoy it and I'd love to hear what you think once you have a chance to read it :)


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Joyce Hello, Melanie!

Thank you for accepting my friend request! I won a copy of The Princess Companion: A Retelling of Princess and the Pea via Goodreads Giveaway and I'm really excited and can't wait to read it! I love fairytales especially retellings! Have a great day/weekend! :)


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