Melissa Marr (Author)

is creating fiction, fantasy, & photos

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  • SIGN UP GIFT 2020: A download code for FAERY QUEEN'S DAUGHTER  "a thank you for joining" story.


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    May/June: download code for electronic copy of my most recent indie-only book, COLD IRON HEART
    October: download code for THE WICKED & THE DEAD novel 
    2021 January: download code for PRETTY BROKEN THINGS
  • My gratitude for being along for the journey to finishing these books. Readers make me want to finish the projects!
  • SIGN UP GIFT 2020: A download code for FAERY QUEEN'S DAUGHTER  "a thank you for joining" story. 

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About

I needed to overcome my burn-out, & Patreon has been part of that journey.

post chapters of my works in progress & photos & updates & shortfic, too. Back in the beginning I did that in online crit groups, on LiveJournal, & I missed sharing the journey. 

My History:
I published my first book (Wicked Lovely) in 2007. At the time, I had been a teacher & home schooling my 2 kids. Before that, I grew up rural, put myself through college & grad school with loans, scholarship, & jobs. Taught university. Bartended (incl yes, a biker bar). And then I wrote that first book. 

I wrote & sold novels, picture books, & assorted stories over 10 years (2006-2016). I looked after relatives and friends when they needed me, adopted high needs children, and covered the family bills.  But in 2016 I had to liquidate everything so I could stay home & recover. 

Health Drama:
In 2016, I had a series of 6 hospital stays, a partially collapsed lung, & 2 surgeries. I  moved (with my kids) to little house in the desert. I took editing jobs & tried to write. I'd hit burn out creatively & physically. I did writer-in-res gigs. Concentrated mostly on rebuilding my health & my family.

Then in 2018 I had a stroke (which sucked).

In 2019, I returned from my lo-res teaching gig in Vermont with walking pneumonia.  As I was treated, my doctor noticed some other issues & my medicines were adjusted again. From March 2019 to now has been like magic. I work out (hike, Pilates, swim, sword, kayak), & I cook from scratch (including my own bread) to be sure of what I'm eating (the post-stroke diet means I do not eat out at all). No stroke or major health trauma for a WHOLE YEAR! 

I started a newsletter, update on here, & continue to try new things. I still want to create, but this time without sacrificing my health.

I hope you join me, and if you do, I hope you reply on anything at all. No censorship. Love it, hate it, want more of X, TELL ME. I miss that more than I can explain. I was a teacher, used to conversation, and the busy way my writing life started meant I lost a lot of the conversational parts of my life. So this is a space where I can share my journey, & you can tell me anything you think.


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