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.
- I didn’t think this hot chocolate thing all the way through. How do I drink it without getting whipped cream up my nose? #iamwriting #saturdaymusings #hotchocolateDressed for Disney. #ilovedisneyworld #epcotfestivaloftheartsDay 10 thousand of my cough. Still can’t sit at my desk to write. Coughing too much to dictate. Finally realized need super meds from doc. #badcough #ihatebeingsick #hatebeingsick #coughcoughcough #giantbabywhensickI think we only stopped for one picture yesterday. Today is the half and I want to save as much as I can for the marathon tomorrow so might skip photos today. #rundisney #disneyhalfmarathon2020 #dopeychallenge2020 #dopeychallenge #iwillwritelaterThese are super yummy. 5k and 10k down. Will write the rest of the day so I stay out of the parks and rest for what comes next. #disneyworldDopeyChallenge2020 #dopeychallenge2020 #rundisney #disneyworld #whydoirunagain #ishouldbewriting #iwillbewritinglateronYes there are medals and friendship but this is why we do Disney races. So happy the hummus is gone and these are back. 1 down 3 races to go. #disneyworld #rundisney #dopeychallenge #dopeychallenge2020If you’re in Canada, it’s on sale on Kobo for a couple more says. 1.31 Canadian. A pool of blood. A missing body. A brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. #bookstoread #iamreading #cozymystery #cozymysterylover #cozymysteryseries #booksonsale #kobocanada #kobo #whatareyoureadingHey #disney will there be any parade in your parade special? #iloveaparade #disneyworld #paradesWaiting to see Star Wars. I haven’t been to a 9am movie in years! #starwars #riseofskywalker #movies #starwarsnerd #starwarsfansHow to Sex Your Snake, is on sale on Canada Kobo. Just $1.31 (aka .99 US) Get caught up before the sequel comes out in Jan 2020. Link in comments #kobocanada #bookstoread #whatareyoureading #cozymystery #cozymysterybooks #cozybookstagram #cozybooks #readingnook #booksonsale #booksofinstagram #booksonsalenow #mysterybooks #junenashmisadventures #mysterybookseries
Tag Archives: editing
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 →
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 →
When I woke up early this morning I thought I’d get caught up on things. This summer has been crazy and I feel like we’ve been in constant motion. I grabbed another pillow to prop up my head and opened … Continue reading →
Three nights ago I emailed my editor the rest of How to Sex Your Snake. Woo-hoo. She already sent back line by line for the last three chapters. (She’s been editing as we go) I’m celebrating by driving my … 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 →
I woke up this morning and realized I’d lost 12 days. My sweetie has been getting us ready for our next races, so it’s write, run, sleep, repeat. We did take a day to zip down to a caption theater … Continue reading →
My 11 month experiment with tracking my writing has bored me to epic proportions. I can’t imagine what it did to others. From now on, I’ll keep infrequent updates to a 30 second read. (don’t worry, that’s only for updates … Continue reading →