Leila von Stein

Pen Name:

Melsa M. Manton


Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Subgenres: Near Future, Space Opera, Parallel Universe, Urban Fantasy, Dystopia, Apocalyptic/Post-apocalyptic, Psychological Thriller, Immortality, Nanotechnology, Alternate History



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Email: melsammanton@gmail.com
Email: bluedeserthale@gmail.com
Evolved Publishing: EvolvedPub.com


Melsa M. Manton grew up roaming the mountains of Western North Carolina. An early education of Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and Stephen King led to a love of science fiction and she began writing as soon as her fine motor skills allowed. She studied International Affairs in Washington D.C. with the intention of diving into the political realm, but ended up diving into the ocean instead. An avid scuba diver, she spent seven summers sailing and teaching diving worldwide. For the next ten years, the wanderlust took her all over the world, from Russia to Tasmania, with many places in between, and eventually set her on a path of holistic medicine. She runs Blue Desert Hale, a wellness center and CranioSacral Therapy school, in the mountains of New Mexico. Her life path has morphed considerably over the years, but there is one thing she has done consistently through it all. To write is to live.

The first two books of her six-book series, Gemination, come out in the fall of 2019. Gemination is a near future sci-fi/psychological thriller. What do her books and her health and wellness center have in common? Everything. Have a look: MelsaManton.com/the-108.

Melsa’s personal motto: DREAM BIG OR DIE.

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