Upcoming Events

The Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta
September 6, 2015, Sunday 2:30 – 3:15

Decatur City Hall 

Melanie Sumner presents in the COMING OF AGE ADVENTURES with James McTeer, moderated by Tray Butler.   imgres

Book Launch at Fox Tale Book Shoppe  

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

105 East Main Street, #138
Woodstock, GA 30188



“A sly send-up of how-to books on writing might seem an odd bedfellowfor a story about a family’s lingering grief. But Georgia author Melanie Sumner (The Ghost of Milagro Creek) ingeniously unites the unlikely duo in her fourth novel, which begins when 12-year-old Aristotle “Aris” Thibodeau receives a book from her mother called Write a Novel in Thirty Days!”  Atlanta Journal and Constitution

‘How to Write a Novel’ a light-hearted look at weighty topics

“… a bestselling hit about writing a bestseller.”

Perimeter North Lifestyle

I love reviews of How To Write A Novel with the word, “snort” in them!

“I actually snorted a few times while reading this book; not only is Aris, the narrator and main character, absolutely hilarious, but so are the other characters in this highly entertaining story of a young girl and her belief that “the fate of the Montgomery-Thibodeau family rested on my literary success.” Running ‘n’ Reading

How to Write a Novel makes the Los Angles Times summer book list! Click here!

Click here to read the Kirkus Review for How to Write a Novel!

Creating Character: A Writing Exercise with Melanie Sumner:

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