Author Archives: Melanie J. Fishbane

About Melanie J. Fishbane

MAUD, my YA novel based on the teen life of author L.M. Montgomery will be published by 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.

Mel’s New Website

Happy Spring! A time for new beginnings. And my life right now is certainly about embracing the new. New House –moving in May New Book! –  Maud is releasing on April 25th! I know… New Website! In celebration of the “new,” … Continue reading

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Happy 150th Birthday, Bess!

  I have known Laura Ingalls Wilder since I was seven years old when my parents purchased the entire set for me for my birthday. It was in a big brown box and I remember opening it around the old fireplace … Continue reading

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Mel’s Week of Unplanned Symmetry

The writer life is weird and wonderful. One week there could be a series of events converging at the same time and you try believing in your incredible luck and the next…a silence so quiet that you wonder if you’re any … Continue reading

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RT to Win a Signed ARC of MAUD

  November 30th is L.M. Montgomery’s 142nd Birthday and to celebrate I’ve decided to give away ONE signed ARC of Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery on Twitter! I know! It is very exciting.     What to do: … Continue reading

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A Response: Write! Create!

I don’t tend to talk politics on this blog, mostly because it is meant to focus on writing, the creative process and what is happening in the life of Mel. But the ramifications of what has happened in the American election … Continue reading

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MAUD Cover Reveal on Bustle.com

Today is a VERY exciting day because I can finally tell you something that I had to keep to myself for almost two months! The good news is, if you ever need me to keep a secret, know that I … Continue reading

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Writing in Motion

Monday I sent the proofs of MAUD to my editor. Today I cut many inches off my hair. For over two years I’ve kept it long because it helped me get into the body of Maud’s character. As I explained it to my … Continue reading

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