Welcome to the official website of Melina Druga: historical fiction and nonfiction author, freelance writer, and blogger
Creating fictional people since 1989.
Most kids have an active imagination. My imagination has stayed strong into adulthood, and I’ve funneled that creativity into a successful writing career. I write history, both fiction and nonfiction, because although your school history classes may have been boring, the past is not. My goal is to bring the past to life in all its myriad of colors.
I have been writing for almost as long as I can remember, and I decided to become a novelist in fourth grade. My first “novel” was almost entirely dialogue and was set in an 1840s Ohio canal town.
I began writing professionally after obtaining an English degree nearly 20 years ago, and my first job was as a newspaper reporter and copy editor. I have been freelancing full time since 2011. My husband, John, and I provide clients with writing and editing services.
I write with the assistance of a furry writing buddy – AKA the family cat who often sits with me while I work.
When not researching, writing or editing, I’m mom to a budding baker/guitarist/architect.
The portion of my brain that isn’t filled with fictional people is filled with song lyrics. I listen to hard rock daily and find entertainment, inspiration and comfort in it.
Namaste. I practice yoga daily for a balanced body and mind. But, no, I can’t do a headstand.
Another way I express my creativity is through the camera lens. I especially enjoy nature and architecture photography.
I cook most meals from scratch. I’m a healthy cooking advocate, much to John’s chagrin.
Thanks for visiting. Please take some time to browse the website. You’ll find:
- A more detailed biography
- A directory of my books and an excerpt for each
- Information on works-in-progress
- My blog
- Details on my freelance writing business and the services it provides
- How to subscribe to my newsletter
- How to join the street team and become an official reviewer and/or beta reader
- Links to social media
- How to contact me