Melina Druga has had a lifelong love of writing and learning. She began writing in elementary school, creating newspapers for fictional cities and writing a novel about two 1840s sisters. During high school, she wrote several more novels for the sheer joy of writing, and after completing her degree had the opportunity to work for a real newspaper before branching off to pursue other opportunities. She has been self employed since 2011.
As much as she enjoys writing, Melina’s true love is history. She is particularly drawn to the period 1890-1920, a time she says speaks to her soul. Instead of studying the facts about events, she focuses on how historical events affected the lives of ordinary people, often altering them forever.
In addition, Melina has an interest in genealogy, both her own and others. She finds inspiration for fiction from television shows like Who Do You Think You Are and Finding Your Roots.
Five Miscellaneous Facts about Melina:
- She enjoys photography.
- She does yoga daily.
- After historical fiction, her favorite genre is science fiction. She enjoys such TV shows as 12 Monkeys, The Expanse and the various Star Trek series.
- As a journalist, she keeps up-to-date on current events.
- She listens to music while working because it makes her more productive.
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