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.
- Whoo and hoo! Last night at 1:05am I sent How to Square Your Grouper off to the editor. I’m celebrating with a little mango rum. The wait is almost over June Bugs! #iwaswriting #newbookalert #mangorum #junenashmisadventuresI am loving this pedal thingie! Keeps me from wandering out of my office when I get stir crazy from sitting too long writing. #iamwriting #iamexercisingtoo #iamridingmybike sort of #officespace #officeexercise #officefunOne of my favorite pics from last year’s Flower and Garden show at Epcot. #disneyworld #epcot #flowerandgardenfestival #flowerandgardenfestival2019 #favoritephotosRode Mickey’s Runaway Railways today. Short line considering it was opening day. Liked it but it was a tad confusing story wise. Will go again next visit. #disneyworldorlando #mickeysrunawayrailway #disneyrides #disneyworldA much needed day away from the computer. Anyone else a carousel fan? #disneyworld #playinghookey #dayinthesun #magickingdomparkYikes! A throwback to me in that horrid white stuff. (Almost 4 yrs ago) Brrr. I don’t even like photos of frozen water droplets. #summerallyearlong #longliveflorida #sunshinenotsnowMaking edits to the last chapter of How to Square Your Grouper. Woo plus hoo. Then off to see Knives Out for a third time. Do you go see something in theaters multiple times? #iamwriting #knivesoutmovie #whatareyouwriting #writinglifeI hit number one! I’m so excited. Hopefully some of those people get the next book in the series! Link in the comments. #junenashmisadventures #whatareyoureading #bookstagrammer #shortreads #bookseries #mysteryseries #freecozymystery #cozymysteryCool. My micro June Nash prequel is number 2. #shortreads #mystery #whatareyoureading #quickreadsFoggy Golden Gate this morning. Love this city but worried my family won’t walk my dog while I’m gone. Came home to too many spots last time! #longweekend #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge🌉 #missmydog #walkmydoggy
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 →