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Melanie Ansley

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Melanie Ansley is the author of the animal fantasy "Book of Theo" series. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, then bundled off to China at the age of five. Her fascination with mythical talking animals started in Shanghai, where she'd buy Chinese comics like "Journey to the West". In the 1980s she spent most of her lunch breaks in her Hong Kong primary school's library, where she developed an insatiable appetite for fantasy and historical fiction. She now splits her time between Beijing and Los Angeles, and has written several produced screenplays. "Theo and the Forbidden Language" is her first novel.

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Melanie Ansley The only way through writer's block is to write. Write something, anything. We have an inner perfectionist who sometimes won't let us write for fear o…moreThe only way through writer's block is to write. Write something, anything. We have an inner perfectionist who sometimes won't let us write for fear of failure. But that's where deadlines and writing exercises come in: create a write or die situation where you have to turn in something, even if it's imperfect. An imperfect something will always be better than a perfect nothing.(less)
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This is the best rabbit story since Watership Down. This tale is high fantasy like Redwall but with its own mix of animals and humans. Looking forward to the second book."
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