Melissa Bashardoust

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Melissa Bashardoust (pronounced BASH-ar-doost) received her degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she rediscovered her love for creative writing, children’s literature, and fairy tales and their retellings. She currently lives in Southern California with a cat named Alice and more copies of Jane Eyre than she probably needs. Girls Made of Snow and Glass is her first novel.

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I’m going to get a head start on my New Year’s resolution to actually update this blog, because I have something exciting to share! The paperback of Girls Made of Snow and Glass will be released on December 31 with a brand new shiny cover!

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Isn’t it beautiful??? And I can tell you from experience that it is even more stunning in person—that pearlescent paper stock is AMAZING.

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“There are worse things in the world to be than delicate. If you're delicate, it means no one has tried to break you.”
Melissa Bashardoust, Girls Made of Snow and Glass

“Stories always begin the same way: There was and there was not. There is possibility in those words, the chance for hope or despair.”
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“You'll find something that's yours alone. And when you do, don't let anyone take it from you.”
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