SPOTLIGHT ON: Melodie Starkey
How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?
I saw the Authors Supporting Our Troops on a friend’s FaceBook page, and was immediately inspired by what a simple and thoughtful idea it was for us to give back a little to our men and women who are giving so much for us.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
My latest release is Home Sings Me of Sweet Things. It loosely falls in the category of Women’s Fiction.
Quick description of it.
With the death of her parents in an accident, Sarah is suddenly thrown from the safe world of bored teenager to the grown up realities of fending for herself. Struggling to survive on the streets of Seattle, she is befriended by a house full of other strays, and thinks she has found her new home. But when grown up complications rise, she realizes just how ephemeral her security is.
Something unique about it.
The book is set in the late 1970’s in Washington state, but speaks to people of any generation who have struggled with giving up part of who you are in order to fit in, and suddenly realizing you have given up too much.
Links for people to buy it.
Your promo links.
Your short Bio.
Melodie Starkey is the author of Sunflowers, A Secret Place, three volumes of the Eaton House family saga, and several other works. Her short stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including The South Carolina Review, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, Toasted Cheese, and an anthology of Southern writers titled Inheritance.
She is a recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Writer’s Project award, and received a 1999 writing grant from the Illinois Arts Council for a novel in progress, which later became Eaton House. Her YA novel, A View from the Closet Doorway, won the 2008 SouthWest Writer’s Conference award in its genre. Currently she lives in the Chicago suburbs with too many cats.