Feb 7, 2015

Dishin' It Up with @Melanie_Abed, author of Anni Moon and the Elemental Artifact #Fantasy



Melanie Abed

One word I would use to describe the MC Anni is: Courageous

A great song to accompany the movie version of Anni Moon & the Elemental Artifact would be: We Want the Funk, by George Clinton.

My author motto is: Inspiration is everything

When I am battling writers block I: put a pen to paper and do writing exercises

If I could have a mythical creature as a pet, it would be: A dragon

Out of all of the seasons, my favorite is: Spring

The best compliment I could receive from a reader is: You surprised me!

In kindergarten my life's goal was to become a teacher who wore only pink and ate French fries all day long. Now that I've matured, my goal in life is to become a Miss Marple-Sherlockian-Jedi Knight--I'm totally serious, it's a real thing.

I love stories, and I've had the privilege of working in Hollywood for over a decade in many different capacities, working with celebrities, directors (I'm married to one, plus he's my illustrator), and a few executives (the head-honcho types that I can't talk about because I signed confidentiality waivers). I'm not sure any of these people would have hired me if they knew I had a closet full of mint condition Star Wars toys...

However, the life of a freelancer is not for the faint of heart. I've kept myself busy with my extracurricular activities, from skydiving to scuba diving, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a degree in Fine Art, an M.A. in Psychology (with a focus in Neuroscience), and a few other things that I like to keep top secret. ...Some people think I'm a spy, but I'll never tell!



Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Anni doesn't know about Elementals, Funk, Zephyrs, excited talking Bat-Rat creatures, and, least of all, Dragons. All that changes when her best friend, Lexi, is kidnapped and forces beyond Anni’s control trap her on a hidden, floating island in the Elemental world.

In a race against time, Anni sets out to save her friend. Along the way she finds allies among the Elementals, but she is also presented with a choice, one that might help save Lexi. If Anni agrees to an ancient, open-ended contract, will her sacrifice cost her more than she’s bargained for? Or will it land her in the middle of an age-old war between the humans, the Elementals, and the dreaded Fectus?

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful book! I've read it, and now my daughter is enjoying it.

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