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Welcome to my website! My name is Melody Wingfield, and I write dark/epic fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. My primary mediums are novel-length fiction and short stories, and I know I’ve got some poems around here somewhere. My stories draw from over 30 years of esoteric and occult research — magic, ritual, mythology, astrology, Tarot, divination, runes, paranormal, folk tales and more. My writing contains all kinds of witchy and mystical little Ēostre eggs — for those who know where to look!
My first short story, The King’s Mask, placed 3rd in the Writer’s Digest Short Story competition (Horror category). I recently received an Honorable Mention in NYC Midnight‘s Short Story Challenge 2019, advancing through the competition’s three heats of progressively difficult writing challenges. I’m currently competing in NYC Midnight’s Flash Fiction Challenge 2019 — I’ll let you know how that turns out!
My main focus these days is finalizing the manuscript for The Lost Daughter, Book 1 of The Necromanteon — an epic, dark fantasy retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone. Written for adult fans who want their Greek mythology to have some teeth, the series melds the world-building of epic fantasy with elements of horror and alternative history/mythology. I will be querying agents soon and, hopefully, will have some good news to announce in the near future!
In addition to writing, I am deeply invested in helping fellow writers pursue their dreams. With the help of my writers’ group, I host the informational, inspirational, and often inappropriate Method and Muse podcast for writers-in-process. I am also active in the Twitter #writerscommunity and enjoy facilitating writing workshops and participating in panels at Cons whenever I get the chance.
Of all my works, I am most proud of my daughter, Brighton, who is studying cinematography and photography at MTSU. I currently live in the Scenic City of Chattanooga, TN with my dog, Blitz Zen (who I secretly suspect is a cross-dressing cat).
Please check out my journal so you can follow along with my experiences as I pursue my life-long dream of becoming a best-selling, traditionally published author. You can also SUBSCRIBE below and/or follow me on Twitter @melodywingfield. As an emerging author, your support makes all the difference!
Threading the labyrinth and having tea with minotaurs
The writer was not in the market for any further character development that day, having already been set upon by the Four Whoresons of the Manuscripts: Twitterhole, Procrastination, Oooh Shiny!, and Day Job.
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