This blog is about emerging author Melissa Wray and her journey into publication. It also includes some writing tips and useful links.
Melissa hopes there is enough time in her life to write all the stories she wants to write and read all the books she wants to read. Both lists are long!
Thanks to Isabel and her delightful blog 'Sab the Book Eater' for this interview opportunity.
Hi Melissa! Welcome to Sab The Book Eater! Did
you know you’re the first author I’m interviewing on my blog? So… thank you! I’m
pretty stoked about you being here ;-)
Wow! What a fantastic honour to have. Thanks so
much for having me.
Now before everything else, can you tell us
a bit about yourself? What makes Melissa Wray, Melissa Wray?
Firstly I am the mother of 2 beautiful kids who
keep me very entertained. I am a passionate primary school teacher who loves
teaching. I am a closet writer that has only recently opened up about writing.
It has been a hobby for the last few years until the publication of Destiny
Road. I am a reader from way back and will cook tea with a book in my hand if
the storyline grips me. Lastly I am a glass half full kind of person and try to
always look for the positive.
You must be asked this often but I’m
interested to know… what inspired you to become an author?
Honestly I only ever thought I would be a
writer. It feels strange to consider myself an author of a published novel. I
began a writing course several years ago but it was for writing for middle aged
reader (7-10 year olds). The Young Adult genre was totally unexpected for me yet
I think I have found my voice when writing within it.