[DWJ] Melissa (was Re: Best of 2017??)

rohina rohinax at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 14:43:34 EST 2017


Right? Mine is in a PVA program doing drama! Also she loves writing, which
makes me happy.


On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at proffitt.com>
wrote:

> My children are all so OLD! Remember when my youngest was a baby list
> member? She's 16 now and wants to be an animator for Disney. I can't
> believe they're almost all adults.
>
> Melissa Proffitt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of rohina
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:01 PM
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Melissa (was Re: Best of 2017??)
>
> Zooms to Amazon to buy the Melissa books. Melissa, you are amazing! Are
> all your lovely progeny enormous and thriving? Mine is!
>
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:15 PM, Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at proffitt.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Aw, thanks. :) I've been keeping busy with writing and my reading has
> > slowed down by a lot. This last year I only read about a hundred
> > books, which feels so...slow, somehow. But in March (?) I took part in
> > a middle grade/YA book battle, and those were some of the best books I
> > read,
> > specifically:
> >
> > Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta (I know, how late to the game am
> > I?) The Penderwicks in Spring, by Jeanne Birdsall Binny in Secret, by
> > Hilary McKay Life Without Friends, by Ellen Emerson White
> >
> > For SFF books, I *loved* Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay.
> > A couple of years ago I would have been very surprised if someone had
> > told me his would be at the top of my list, as I really didn't care
> > for his early work, but the Sarantium books are now my favorites.
> >
> > I also loved A Thousand Nights--somebody else mentioned this one.
> > Still haven't read the sequel...have I mentioned how slow I am? Also
> > wrapped up the Vorkosigan novels with Gentleman Jole and the Red
> > Queen, which was excellent. Loved Jonathan Stroud's The Creeping
> > Shadow--I am addicted to that series. I liked but didn't love
> > Crosstalk, and then re-read Miracle and discovered she'd already used
> > the emotional plotline of Crosstalk in the title story from that book.
> Not sure how I feel about that.
> >
> > I managed to finally fall in love with Ben Aaronovitch's novels and am
> > working on listening to The Hanging Tree courtesy of Hallie, as the
> > audiobook is only on preorder in the US. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's
> > narration is wonderful.
> >
> > In the category of Books I Never Got Around To, my son finally bugged
> > me to read The Blood of Olympus. I thought it was a good end to the
> > series, which I liked better than Percy Jackson.
> >
> > And then I read my own books, mostly for editing purposes. My most
> > recent two are Burning Bright and Wondering Sight, the rhyming of the
> > titles is unintentional (I was quoting poetry), and they're alternate
> > history Regency-era fantasy adventures, with magic, pirates,
> > counterfeiting, and a little romance. Wondering Sight comes out
> > January 19, and I am celebrating by going to the dentist. Go me!
> >
> > Melissa (McShane) Proffitt
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of
> > deborah.dwj at suberic.net
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:49 PM
> > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> > Subject: [DWJ] Melissa (was Re: Best of 2017??)
> >
> > On Wed, 18 Jan 2017, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:
> > > But you guys!! We didn't do this last year and nobody seems to have
> > > mentioned that our own Melissa is a multiply-published author now.
> > > She's publishing under her maiden name, Melissa McShane,
> >
> > >I had no idea!  I'm going to seek those out right now.  Hooray for
> > Melissa!
> >
> >
> >
> > >-deborah
> >
> >
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