Melanie McFarlane

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Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night.

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Melanie McFarlane Creating new worlds, new lives, new struggles, and thinking up ways to overcome them. Life is all about experiences. I enjoy creating them.
Melanie McFarlane I keep busy. There's no such thing as writer's block when you're busy. I work full-time, have two kids, take university classes, participate in a mont…moreI keep busy. There's no such thing as writer's block when you're busy. I work full-time, have two kids, take university classes, participate in a monthly writing group, and have 15 new stories on the go at one time. Staying busy gives you new experiences which lead to a neverending stream of ideas.(less)
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A story about loss, and the twin brother who is determined to find a way to help his family move on. Heart Sister kept me eager to find out if Emmitt's plan to reach out to all of his deceased sister's organ recipients would pan out. Creative and filled with adventure, this is a story that kept me turning the pages all night Read more of this blog post »
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I love stories for children that involve the bond they have with a grandparent. In this story we not only learn about this bond, but also witness the culture differences that now divide May and her grandfather, and how these differences can easily be ...more
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I absolutely adored this book! Not your typical illustrations - the felt and clay work was WELL-DONE! I definitely think kids will love seeing the pictures matched with the story about a wonderful new mole who moves into town, and makes hilarious fir ...more
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In Why Are You So Quiet? we learn about the world through the ears of Myra Louise. Everyone is always after her to talk more, so Myra Louise decides to show them the joys of listening, and teaches her family, friends, and the reader, just how importa ...more
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This story is not only visually appealing, it's also sweet as can be. While most ghosts are made of sheets, little ghost is a quilt. It was all I could do not to imagine snuggling up with him as he is the most adorable and cozy looking little quilt g ...more
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Well done! I read this with my teen, as she has yet to read the novel. We enjoyed the back and forth, as well as looking up the literary elements from the novel (she was confused by the Tralfamadorians - which has a lot of excellent explanations onli ...more
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2016 suggestion category 10. A book due to be released in 2016.

The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6) by George R.R. Martin The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin
 
  7 votes, 53.8%

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
 
  3 votes, 23.1%

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James
 
  2 votes, 15.4%

There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
 
  1 vote, 7.7%

The Forgotten Room by Karen White The Forgotten Room by Karen White
 
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Claire Melanie wrote: "I read your review and I was like this is amazing I must find her on Goodreads and hope she wants to be friends "

Aww that is so lovely thank you so much. I seriously couldn't rave enough about there once were stars definitely a firm favourite now.


Melanie McFarlane I read your review and I was like this is amazing I must find her on Goodreads and hope she wants to be friends


message 1: by Claire (last edited Apr 18, 2016 09:54AM)

Claire Hi Melanie
I'm Claire and i seriously just about had a mini meltdown when I saw your friends request thank you so much for sending me one. I totally adore there once were stars and I'm desperate to read more about Nat and Evan even poor Jak. Fantastic writing fantastic characters fantastic book :)


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