Eyes of the Author (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

About the Author

By day, I’m a project manager for IT at the academic journal publisher, Mary Ann Liebert Inc. I support the websites for two trade journals: GEN and Clinical OMICs.

By night, I am posting to my website, MelindaKucsera.com, in memory of my sister. I am the author of the novella Stars and Angels Sing and the Curse Breaker Saga (get book 1, Curse Breaker: Enchanted from Amazon today).

I write serial adventure stories in high fantasy (or science fiction). The ongoing stories are:

  1. Quest 
  2. The Curse Breaker Saga
  3. Aerials
  4. (Re) Quest – a retelling of Quest
  5. The Lord of the Sea.

I also write short stories. Find them all here.

I have one story to tell about a place called Shayari and the people who live there.

Sound intriguing? Go check out my stories:


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Quest

A last request…
An orphaned baby…
A dethroned Storm King…
A sorceress who gave up her name…
A demonic queen bent on destroying them all… Continue reading Quest

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(Re)Quest

At her deathbed, Henneth’s wife made one request. That he go out into the world see as much of the country of their birth as possible. So he set off on a quest of a lifetime. Continue reading (Re)Quest

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Curse Breaker: Enchanted

Sarn serves the Rangers who patrol the enchanted forest, whose magical weirdness might cost his sanity as events shake the foundations of what he has always believed. Continue reading Curse Breaker: Enchanted

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Aerials

Stars die while you worry. Aerials – a fictional tale involving aliens, blogs, some scientists and a dash of poetry. Continue reading Aerials

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The Lord of the Sea

Mankind teams up with dragons to fight a mechanized foe on the Star Sea. Let the adventure begin… Continue reading The Lord of the Sea

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Stars & Angels Sing

When stars and angels sing, you know you’re in for quite the adventure. Continue reading Stars & Angels Sing


Want to contact or keep in touch with me? Leave me a comment here or hit up my contact page.

 

78 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. I am married to an IT engineer who is 11 years younger than me. He works as a consultant. A project manager as well. He blogs here https://prodgic.wordpress.com/ whenever he has time to spare. I used to be a psychiatric nurse before I decided to pursue my life long dream of becoming an interior designer. But couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease which rendered me almost invalid. I will not bore you with the details. Nice meeting you.

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    1. Autoimmune diseases are tough. I can’t imagine the daily battle you wage against it. My sister had a metabolic condition that took her life and that gave me serious respect for anyone dealing with an incurable illness. You are definitely not boring me. Never think that! I would love to hear/read your story. I am surfing over to check out your hubby’s blog. Any advice I can get on IT Proj Management or life in general is valuable! Too much so for me to pass up. Thank you for the intro!

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        1. Wow. Just wow. You have such inner strength and it shows through in your acc0unt. My sister used to observe the same thing–that since her diseases had no external signs, no one understood how much its complications complicated and often limited her life. Her ‘sideshows’ killed her and that is the hardest part to accept. Thank you for sharing your account.

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            1. I do understand. I’ll never know exactly how my sister died but the circumstances point to the complications she had as a contributing factor, if not the main one. Diabetes affects the brain and very few people understand the harm it does to that essential organ. I am slowly coming to accept that I will never understand what happened. Those questions will always go unanswered. Her behavior leading up to that day will always baffle me. I will never get closure on this side of life. It’s a hard road acceptance but one I have to tread or go mad from the wondering.

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              1. You must love her greatly.
                I had a patient once that had Diabetes and Hepatitis C. Her feet were amputated and had to go to dialysis three times a week. She died at the age of 52 at 2:00 a.m. Her son contacted me first. I remember her sitting in her wheelchair in the rain holding a bouquet of flowers waiting for me to come out of the church on my wedding day. Lovely lady.
                Just think that your sister doesn’t have to suffer anymore to soften your pain. I know it’s not easy but… for your own sake.

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                1. Thank you. I remind myself of that every day. I am currently working towards making her last request a reality and that helps a lot because her last request is something I want for myself. Thank you for your kind words. It’s hard for people who haven’t lived their lives so close to someone with an incurable disease to understand.

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  2. I’m surprised (and disappointed) that I had never written here although it seems I have known you for a while. “Project manager” and “IT” are two phrases with which I am familiar. At one point I was wearing a hat with all words written on it.
    Oh, and, on dark chocolates – One word: Yes.

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  3. I like the invitation to “Pull up a chair.” Tankards of beer or cups of tea by the fireplace. I’m not sure how to respond to your blog for interrupting the fictive narrative. But I just read Rosema’s birthday poem for you, which led me to this page. She writes beautifully and accurately.

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! Might I ask, while I’m pouring your a drink…we have ale on tap and mead of course since I write fantasy and all kinds of things not yet invented, would you clarify what you meant by “not interrupting the fictive narrative”? Perhaps I have had a glass or two too many (ahem of herbal tea) and am not quite following, it is saturday after all! 😀

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  4. Well, what I was poorly expressing–thanks for the ale, especially on tap–might have to do with in media res itself. When I go to your site, there are story narratives progressing. I very much like what I read but feel I haven’t read enough of a single story to comment at all intelligently, much less appreciatively. It’s probably a problem with what little I know of blogging culture, too, as well as posting a poem at a time. I write something and know enough how to post it. I don’t have the know-how of crafting and sharing an ongoing work. My blog is admittedly a simple thing. Post a poem, maybe someone reads a poem. I believe I don’t know how to do justice in responding to all the work you have. Silly old bear, I know. Should probably go for the mead.

    How may I best respond to your work? I guess that’s the question I ask myself. May I do so in parts and pieces?

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    1. You are welcome to respond in anyway you choose. I am just grateful for the time spent reading any of my work and honored that it caught any eyes at all and ensnared them. Feel free to respond however the spirit moves you. There’s no right or wrong; appreciation is appreciation. Oh and here’s that mead you requested.🙂 It’s made by a friend of a friend whose an enthusiast!
      I am very glad that you let me know that it’s a bit overwhelming my homepage. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it easier to start any of my four ongoing narratives. (one of them, Re-Quest, is a retelling of an existing narrative). Thank you for letting me know that my latest idea–pinning the table of contents (for those that have more than 2 parts) to the homepage–is not working. I’ll have to rethink this. If you think of anything that might help you as a reader, do let me know on any post or page and I will see what I can do. WP does have options if you’re posting one novel in pieces but they have nothing for my situation. So I’m making this all up as I go along and hoping I am not confusing anyone!

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  5. Love, love, love, the new format, Melinda! There’s nothing like a coat of fresh paint and rearranging furniture to give the place a new feel.🙂

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  6. Hi Melinda, it’s me🙂 I’ve been looking into blog tours, and would like to take you up on your offer. I am happy to do a Q&A or guest post for your blog, and would love for you to do one for me, too! If you could send me a message in the ‘contact me’ form on my site, I’ll be happy to discuss it🙂

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    1. Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by🙂 I filled out your contact form.🙂 Now you have my email address. I added a contact form to my site. I just noticed that I didn’t have one. I am curious about the newsletter sign up on your site. How often to you send out newsletters? What do you put in your newsletters? I’ve thought of added a signup for my site but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what I would put in a newsletter.

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  7. Hi Melinda :D! I stumbled onto your blog because you were featured on Mandibelle’s blog today for her Interview series, and then I saw you replied to my comment on Rosema’s blog. It seems you & I have been wandering around in the same blogging circles but I haven’t formally introduced myself yet, so hello and lovely to meet you ^_^

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