"This writer is full of energy, always organizing and promoting other writers, and then you read her and there is such depth and mystery to all her stories, as if life were moving, and writing were just a beautiful stillness."
Anjanette Delgado, 
author of The Heartbreak Pill 

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Melanie's fiction and creative nonfiction appear in Lunch Ticket, Laurel Review, storySouth, Hong Kong Review, Asterix Journal, Hostos Review, and elsewhere. She is currently an MFA candidate in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.

"A Spanish short story collection that delves in the mystical, macabre and eerie corners of the soul while juxtaposing them with brush strokes of atypical beauty and magical instances." 

—Latino Book Review

"Hacía mucho que no leía un libro de cuentos que me atrapara tanto."

—Alejandra Ferrazza, directora de Nagari Magazine 

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