Daughter of a playwright/novelist and a poet, Melissa Volker is an an award-winning author whose debut novel, Delilah of Sunhats Swans received a Five Star Review from Reader's Favorites and was praised by Alice Fulton, Guggenheim Fellow Poet, who said, "Delilah...is a charmer, a being blessed with a charisma as mysterious as it is luminous. You won't soon forget her."
She has written literary fiction, and unconventional, genre-bending YA that seeks to explore the lives of teens and young adults through the use of imaginative storytelling.
Readers have described her writing as "beautiful, descriptive language", "lyrical, lilting and poignant", with "characters you connect with and care about".
Some FUN FACTS in my own words:
I am a total geekgrrl, Marvel fanatic and Wonder Woman wannabe (Thor would be cool, too, and Captain America is my go-to hero). I love sci-fi, video games and cosplay (yes, seriously). I cry at commercials. I'm totally a Huffelpuff.
The family and I love Boston and visit regularly because we miss it and Boston is cool (go Sox!) Writers that have moved me: Anne Lamott, Jane Hamilton, Alice Hoffman, WP Kinsella, Ralph Ellison, Robert Pirsig, A.S. King (every teen and parent-to-teen must read her!) -- to name but a very few -- I could fill a website with them all.
If writing wasn't enough, I also dabble in photography because different things want their stories told in different ways, and I can often be found creating cosplay costumes and props for our equally creative kid. So poke around, read some stuff, watch some videos and please explore my photography as well!
Drop me a line, cuz writing is lonely and while I'm an introvert, I love hearing from readers!
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