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

About the Author

Fantasy author Melinda Kucsera with her nephew, Daniel Kucsera

Melinda Kucsera writes fantastic short stories, novels, and books when not being kidnapped by dragons or chased by armies of fictional creatures. (We do, on occasion, rescue her.) She leaves the running of her newsletter to a cast of lovable characters who hog her inbox. Enough about her, it’s us you’re really interested in, her cast of characters. Join us every week for a new story.

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Melinda also writes short stories. Find them all here.

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

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77 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. 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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  2. Hi Melinda, it’s me πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ I filled out your contact form. πŸ™‚ 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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  3. 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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚ 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!


  5. 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! πŸ˜€

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  6. 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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  7. 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!


        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.


            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.


              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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