Melissa Haag lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. An avid reader she spent many hours curled in a comfortable chair flipping pages in her teens. She began writing a few years ago when some ideas just refused to be ignored any longer.
Touch, released in January 2013, is her first published novel. Hope(less), the first book in the Judgement of the Six series released in March 2013, is her second published work.
So lets find out a little more about Melissa....
What inspired you to write your first book?
My addiction to reading. Even with borrowing books from the local library, I was spending between $20 and $30 a week on books. I figured I could entertain myself and save money by writing instead of reading. At the time, I never imaged anyone else would read what I wrote.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I’ve found that I prefer first person, past tense. It seems to flow a little easier for me.
How did you come up with the title?
My very first completed book still hasn’t seen the light of day. The document labeled “Tura” is still hidden on my hard drive. The name is for the fantasy parallel world I created.
Is there a message in your novels that you want readers to grasp?
Each one has several messages and it’s up to the readers to connect with the ones that have the most meaning to them. 😊
What books have most influenced your life most?
All of them! lol
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
This is a hard one. Many writers have influenced me in many different ways, each equally important. Right now, it’s the Indie writers who are influencing me most through their wonderful support.
What book are you reading now?
I’m currently between books, but last one I read (excluding my own) would be Seducing Cinderella and adult contemporary romance by Gina Maxwell.
What are your current projects?
I like that project is pluralized; I can’t seem to write just one thing at a time. I’m working on the next two books in the Judgement Series along with a new adult paranormal romance not connected with the series.
I’m not sure if I’m becoming more organized or more disorganized by working on several projects at once.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
The following is from the next book in the Judgement Series:
Thomas’ gaze held mine. My stomach twisted pleasantly as I continued to look at him, but I wasn’t fooled. I knew why he still stood there.
“You want to bite me, too, don’t you,” I said.
His softly spoken word made me shiver. He didn't flinch in guilt or look away. In fact, a spark of need lit in his eyes.
“Biting hurts, you know. A lot. So, I’ll pass.” I turned and started to walk away from him.
“I saw you, and I couldn’t breathe,” he said.
My steps slowed.
“The world and all of the responsibilities it’s given me fell away. There was only you, and I wanted nothing else.”
I stopped walking but didn’t turn. “And now?”
I looked over my shoulder and caught him running a hand through his hair. His eyes were on the ground, and he was frowning.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Grab Hope(less), the start of the Judgement series, and give it a read. It’s not just another world, but a peek inside my mind and the people there who talk to me.
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I'm a bookwhore, yes I said it, I have no shame, I will wander off with any old book I'm not even a little bit ashamed. Twenty Seven, Mum, SEND Teaching Assistant, general beauty hoarder and lover of the Irish.