Thrilled, Overjoyed, and Humbled…

It is a special day for me when one of my friends gets their heart’s desire. There is something about seeing someone achieve their goals that not only inspires me, but somehow thinks that for a second the world is in order again.
Ingrid is a dear friend and fellow Dystropian, we graduated in the same class at VCFA and has been such a cheerleader of my work. It is a precious thing.
I’ve had the privilege of reading her writing in a workshop setting. She is one of the most brilliant and creative people I have ever encountered. Her YA novel is something teens will completely connect with. I cannot wait for this book to come out so that we can all read it.

Ingrid's Notes

I’m over the moon and elated to be able to share some very exciting news with all of you. After three years working on this project (and the countless years before when this project was a completely different novel, and a screenplay before that), I’m excited to announce …

My novel ALL WE LEFT BEHIND is going to be published!

Publishers Weekly Annoucement

Simon Pulse is the perfect home for this gritty YA romance between Kurt and Marion!  I’m truly humbled to have found an editor who loves this book as much as I do. Plus, how is it possible for me to not adore Sara Sargent after she described my novel on twitter like this:

Sara Tweet

Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel SPEAK is my all time favorite YA book and Simone Elkeles is a powerhouse in the romance department, and my new editor just compared my novel to both!


If that wasn’t enough excitement to have…

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About Melanie J. Fishbane

My novel, MAUD: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery was published in 2017 through Penguin Random House on April 25, 2017. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Here I talk about my writing process, things I love, and creative people who inspire me.
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