Author Melissa Marr grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and other creatures. After teaching college literature and writing for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing her own books. Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and Graveminder for adults but has recently collaborated with her longtime friend and fellow author, K.L. Armstrong, on the Blackwell Pages series fro middle-grade readers. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia
Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. I read a lot of folklore and history, and I think that’s the biggest source for me. Then I ask, “What if?” Sometimes, though, a painting or a song might start me on a story. A dream could (and has) been the start of a story, too.