As a child, Melanie Cossey delighted in reading stories that left her feeling disturbed, like Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and Poe's The Telltale Heart. Her love of the Victorian period combined with her penchant for impactful, unsettling stories nurtured her desire to create troubling tales of gothic horror. Melanie's short The Nymphalidae won Honorable Mention in the Storm Crow Tavern's 2015 Tales from Beermat Microfiction Contest. Her short fiction has been shortlisted in numerous contests. Melanie's gothic horror, A Peculiar Curiosity, was released on October 26th 2018 by Fitzroy Books. She is a member of the Horror Writer's Association.
In this episode, we talk about Melanie's newest book, her writing life, her work as a professional editor, and her well rounded artistic life.
Learn more about her latest book: https://regalhousepublishing.com/product/a-peculiar-curiosity/
Check out her editing business: https://polishedandpreciseeditingservices.com