Welcome! I want to be real with you, so I should tell you that Melanie Tays is actually my maiden name, but it’s also really unique, so I use it as my author name. My name these days (ever since I married my amazing husband, Chris, in 2004) is Melanie James. I live in Arizona with my husband and two daughters.
I’ve written novels for about as long as I can remember, but Wall of Fire was the first novel I published. Before deciding to seriously take a chance on my writing, I spent six years working as a registered nurse, and started several businesses related to board games with my husband. We love working together. Chris has been a huge part of bringing my novels to life, including being the best beta-reader imaginable and an amazing cover designer, to name just two things.
A few other random things about me: I love to roller skate, even though I’m not very good at it. I love honey buns and enchiladas (but not together). I love to read. My favorite genre is young adult dystopian novels, but I also read mysteries, thrillers, some fantasy, some classics, and lots of nonfiction.
And I guess that’s me in a nutshell. Anything else you’re dying to know? Send me a message.