Born and raised in the midwest, Melanie Nilles continues to enjoy the peace of the prairie. Her interest in science fiction and fantasy was planted as a child and, through the years, she fed her imagination with books and movies. Not until college, however, did she start her first novels.
Later, she returned home and met her husband, who has been an inspiration to her writing in many ways. They share an interest in dragons, fantasy, and science fiction, evident by their collections of Pocket Dragons, movies, and books.
After she finally saw her dream of being offered a contract by a publisher, a new world of publishing opened up. In 2009, Melanie decided to step into the new world of digital self-publishing and saw opportunities flourish that changed her life.
Melanie writes when she can around a schedule that includes time for her family; but she also squeezes in time online on her blogs and forums. She now writes under two pen names to separate her styles of writing--Melanie Nilles for lighter and/or romantic stories and M. A. Nilles for darker subjects.
In 2015, Melanie joined SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) as an Active Member, thanks to the success of her books as a result of reader support.
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