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.
- Book research continued yesterday with a visit to Lady Liberty. #statueofliberty #ellisisland #iamwriting #books📚 #junenashmisadventures #cozymysteryJune’s rum of choice. #howtosexyoursnake #junenashmisadventures #indieauthor #indieauthors #iamwriting #whatareyoureading #ilovebooks #books📚But feel free to cop-a-squat. #bookresearch #indieauthor #junenashmisadventures #touristlife #iamwriting #indiebooksThe Fleming Castle build in 1756. Once the biggest, now one of the smallest houses in town. #ianwriting #indiesuthors #researchbook #tourismMore book research. Here’s where the Lindbergh baby trial was. #bookresearch #iamwriting #whatareyoureading #tourism #lindberghbaby #lindberghbabykidnappingScalloping. You can’t write all the time. Me on the far right. #fishing #scallopseason #scallops #gulfofmexico #playinginthewater #playinginthewater💦 #scallopfishing #scallopsfordinnerQuick salad stop after another good research day. #philly #writingresearch #indieauthorSomewhere in Philly doing book research does #rockybalboa eat salad? Probably, huh? #salad #goodkarma #lovemysalad #philly #philadelphiafoodieIn Philly doing research for a June Nash Misadventure #writing #philly #bookscubed #junenashmisadventures #iamwriting #junenashmisadventuresMy at least 18 year old Stitch in full zoomie mode. Her basket is base and when she leaps in it, I’m supposed to rub her sides and make grrr noises. #dogsofinstagram🐕 #doglovers #doglover #mydogsthecutest #mydogrocks #mydogmylove #mydogisawesome #seniordogs #seniordog #seniorsogsofinstagram #seniordoglove #seniordoglife #seniordogslife #seniordogrescues #adoptseniordogs
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 →