Melody Bremen

Cybils Awards Nomination (!)

Monday November 14, 2016

little girl surprisedWoohoo!

I am proud to announce that Room 42 was nominated for the Cybils Awards.

What is Cybils?

According to their website:

“Cybils Awards Mission: The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.”

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Room 42: Sneak Peek

Monday April 11, 2016

I am very close to publishing my third book. It’s just as exciting as the first time around. I love my characters. They are awesome and idiosyncratic.

Below I have provided a sneak peek to Room 42:

Lunch that day was tuna sandwiches. The bread was okay, but the tuna was tasteless and watery. I took a sandwich from the counter and sat down near Luke. I didn’t see Jed around. He’d probably finished and gone outside to play basketball.

“Guess what?” Luke said.

“What?” I opened my sandwich and scraped the tuna out with a plastic fork.

“Miss Hentuckle was about to give us a test and then a pipe in the wall exploded. I had to save the whole class, and after I did, Miss Hentuckle said I don’t have to take any more tests ever again.”

“Yeah?” I liked hanging around with Luke, even though he was little. He was one of the only cheerful people around and he had a great collection of comic books. He did have one problem. It was called telling the truth. Read More>>

Room 42: Cover Reveal

Monday March 14, 2016


Room 42 Book Cover


A Sneak Peak at My New Middle Grade Novel: Car Guts

Sunday May 10, 2015

I’m self-publishing my second book this week. Yay!

This book is entitled Car Guts.

That’s a weird name. Why would you name a book like that?

You’ll just have to read it and find out.

I wrote the first draft to this book about three or four years ago and now, after many drafts and rewrites, here we are!

Car Guts Book Cover


Here’s a small excerpt:

A signpost with sun-faded letters swept past us. Welcome to Sandpoint, Texas. There was no shortage of sand, but there didn’t seem to be much of a point. Read More>>