From the author:
"My days were normally filled with creating
art in varied mediums to writing screenplays
in many genres, all forced from an overactive
imagination. I have always wanted to write
a novel, but felt that my patience would not
allow me, that is until I sat down, shutting
myself away from the world around me for
nearly a year, to write Sweet Lucidity.
The story of Sweet Lucidity was born from a
dare and a promise. A dare to write an original
cross-genre vampire novel fit to fill the shelves
for edgy YA and adult readers, and a promise to
immortalize a dear friend. I was amazed that
telling the story of Melissa and David, along
with creating the vampires and the world they
live in, would take 575 pages overflowing with
nearly 150,000 words.
My most sincere desire is for readers to fall in
love with the story and characters as much as
I have, and to hunger for more."
~ Melissa Bond
Successfully titled an internationally exhibited artist currently working on my first photographic art book titled, Cemeteries of Texas: A Haunting Look at Hidden Art of the Lone Star State. I am also a new author having finished my second in a series of vampire cross-genre, Sweet Lucidity, and now working on the third book in the series. As with all new authors, I am having to find my way through the chaos to satisfy the desire of thousands of fans of getting Sweet Lucidity into print. I would not be living the life of a hopeless dreamer if I did not have other distractions from an overactive imagination, a graphic novel adapted from one of my screenplays, Buie Park, and two separate novels, Don't Touch the Butterflies and Lorelei.
Website and portfolio: http://www.starrplanet.com/
On a personal note, I am a mother with one son, living in West Texas on a few dozen acres of land over the flat south plains. I attend Texas Tech University, successfully majoring in every study I find interesting. Once I graduate, it will be with a degree in art history, with an emphasis on early modern art (mostly sculptural to tie in with my fascination of studying funeral art). I share a large home with a spoiled chipoo named Molly. I battle multiple sclerosis, a progressive enemy, but at times a charitable muse. My hobbies include being a complete book nerd, film geek, genealogy buff, world traveler, second language acquisition conqueror and wannabe bakery owner. My Jewish faith is reformed, but no less strong than that of my ancestors. I believe everyone has a story to tell, their lives all fit to be explored from the pages of a novel. This life I am living to the fullest, always being true to myself and reaching for the stars wanting to learn all I can, experience all life has to offer, never saying I can't. It is after all, my biography, my biopic, my life.