Meet the Author
Melissa Banczak has lived all over the country, thanks to her now-retired military spouse. She currently resides in Florida, where she’s a reasonable driving distance to roller coasters in the Orlando area. An unexpected encounter with her daughter’s nine foot boa, Strawberry Margarita, led to the idea for the first book in her June Nash MisAdventure series. In a former life she was a literary agent working mainly with screenplays. When she’s not writing, she and her husband run. Slowly. She accidentally completed her first marathon in 2017, when she didn’t hear her husband ask if she’d like to stop at 13.1. She would have.
- Just a tad close #metsminorleague #metsgame #baseball #almostsummerBut they lost. (This past Monday) I think I jinxed them. Had a blast though with one of my favorite writers Lori Drake. #chicagocubs #chicagofun #writingconference #sellmorebooksshowRoseate Spoonbills on my morning walk. #iamwriting later! Really! (My editor follows me) #birdsofinstagram #badphotos #walkingaround #walkingtrailsMore dizzies so fresh air. Doc figured out cochlear stimulation is the culprit.#iamwriting or rather plotting as I walk #shouldbewriting #cozymysteries #womensleuths20 mins left and I’m dying. It smells fab. My 1st meal in the new crock pot. 5 Chicken breasts, peppers, tiny red potatoes, carrots, onion, 1/2 cup butter, spices. #crockpotrecipes #dinnerideas #itswhatsfordinner #crockpotchickenSandhill Crane babies! Yes, mom, I’ll move on #bikeriding #sandhillcranes #naturelover #badphotographyA friend’s daughter didn’t believe the giant guitar hotel is real! Would you stay there? I love weird, I would. #weirdhotels #guitarphotography #miami🌴 #hardrockcasino #vacation🌴 #vacationgoalsMe and a friend. Just hanging out. #amnotwriting #snakesofinstagram #procrastinationnation #friendssAhhhhh too windy today for walking in the surf. #beachlovers🌴 #beaches #oceanwaves #amnotwritingtoday #amnotwritingOne highlight of the trip was finding this monster at Buc-ees in Texas. #roadtrippin #roadtrip @buceestexas
Category Archives: Book Updates
Goodreads Book Giveaway How to Sex Your Snake by Melissa Banczak Giveaway ends June 13, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Are you a member of Goodreads? If not, you should be. I’m giving away some … Continue reading →
Waiting for Godot…err Diana It’s Sunday. Time for this week’s book update. Since my latest novel, a sequel to How to Sex Your Snake , takes place in Key West, and I’ve been immersed in research, I thought it would be … Continue reading →
I’m happy to announce… Well if you read the title, you already know. The kindle version of my first novel, How to Sex Your Snake, is now available to preorder on Amazon for just $2.99. Yay! It will be automatically … Continue reading →
Good news for everyone who keeps asking! The manuscript for How to Sex Your Snake (my new book) passed inspection from the herpetologist (reptile expert) and heads next to the actor doing the audio version. She’s got the perfect, … Continue reading →
It’s been just shy of two months since James died. I was scrolling Facebook a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon an unattributed quote that sums up my sadness.
“I believe the hardest part of healing after you’ve lost someone you love is to recover the “you” that went away with them” Continue reading →
It’s raining. It’s 39 degrees. And I’d be miserable but I just got the first 19 chs of How to Sex Your Snake back from my editor. A quick look through tells me that I don’t have much to fix and … Continue reading →
Offspring #2 and I are headed out tomorrow on a cross-country trek. The not so distant future includes, paint fumes, pruning shears and jazz. By April 10th our house in Arizona will be ready for the retail market and I … Continue reading →
So, my youngest offspring and I are both trying to finish things. He’s working through some videos prepping for an IT certification test and I’m trying to get my latest project, the novel, How to Sex Your Snake finished and … Continue reading →