May is an adventure of transitions

Hi readers, writing to you today from a new home! My books are still in boxes, (boo!) but the rest of the home is turning out lovely. Can’t wait to put my new office together, finish settling in, and dig into my summer projects!
– Mel Braxton / Myra Bates

May Updates

  • A Bigfoot’s Gift went through two revisions and is now in the hands of editors! It amazes me how a draft comes together in revisions. Expect this to hit the market in June/July!

    When Alice reached her fourteenth summer, she knew her life was going to change. She was an adolescent in the Bigfoot village and her parents would choose her first suitor.  However, Alice didn’t expect to receive a gift from the Fae – a gift that allows her to take a human form, forever changing the direction of her life.
     
  • Introducing Illium: the Lost World. This is a little novelette I’ve been daydreaming of for over a year now. The first draft is in the works with plans to release in late summer.

April showers will bring … summer publications?

Welcome to my blog post! Hopefully, this will be the first of many monthly updates. This will be my place to not only keep readers up-to-date on recent happenings but a place of personal accountability. Thanks for your support in this crazy and awesome lifestyle.
– Mel / Myra

P.S. If there is any content you are looking for in these posts, feel free to let me know. I’m open to suggestions.

What happened in March:

  • Living Without the Dead was released! I’m incredibly proud of this final product and happy to share it with readers.

    Due to the highly intimate nature of this piece, the final stages of production were un/surprisingly draining. However, the feedback I’ve received suggests I succeeded in my goals and wrote something cathartic!
     
  • The first draft for A Bigfoot’s Gift was completed and this book is on pace for a summer release. While writing, the plot took some twists that made the story better. I can’t wait to share this narrative. Synopsis below:

    When Alice reached her fourteenth summer, she knew her life was going to change. She was an adolescent in the Bigfoot village and her parents would choose her first suitor.  However, Alice didn’t expect to receive a gift from the Fae – a gift that allows her to take a human form, forever changing the direction of her life.

Plans for April:

  • I’ll finish the big-picture editing for A Bigfoot’s Gift before sending it off for external editing and fine-tuning.
     
  • My personal life will be a touch messy: we are moving to our first house! Budgeting an unfortunate amount of time for housework and the move – but no worries – I’ll hit the ground running once my new office is set up!