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I believe that a writer creates from the mind and the soul, sharing a certain part of who they are.


Background Information

I was born in Chelsea Massachuttets on the Military base. I guess you could say I was a Military brat.  We moved around for about four years after I was born, then we settled down in the small town of  Lynchburg Va, my father's childhood home. I was raised in Lynchburg until I was 18 years old.  I now have two grown daughters.

As a child, I always had a very vivid imagination. I remember when I was in third grade, I wrote a short story in class. It was a comedy about a dog and a very mean cat. I ended up winning the blue ribbon first prize for that story. I have to say, I was quite surprized, but very happy to have won that ribbon. Back then, that was a big thing!  I believe that was probably my first encouragement for the desire to start writing. I wrote some short stories here and there, but I didn't have the disipline at that time to keep up with it.

I actually started to write more seriously when I was around 14 years old. I remember being grounded for a month at a time, not because I deserved it, especially for a month at a time. My mother just took pleasure in making me miserable, but during that time, I would read a lot. After school, I would do my homework, then settle down with a good book. I would get them from the school library, or read the ones we had at home. I liked adventure books, animal stories, thrillers,and mystery books. I also enjoyed mystery movies, thrillers, and adventure films as well.  I  would reflect on those books and movies, and my own sense of adventure, not to mention my very vivid imagination, always inspiring  me to start writing my own material. I loved it! I would get lost in the world where my writing took me.

As I grew older and in to adulthood, I didn't really have time to devote to writing. I guess one could say I even lost interest in it for a long while, but in 2003, I found myself with some time on my hands. I was doing private duty nursing at the time. I remember the patient I was caring for was taking her afternoon nap. I remember I had completed my work, so I sat down to actually watch some television. Well, there was nothing on that day, so I cut off the tv, picked up my tablet, ( I usually carried one with me for work purposes), and started to actually just draw. I started to remember, for some strange reason, that time machine movie I saw as a kid, then my thought turned to other time traveling movies and tv shows, then to adventure stories I had read through out my lifetime up to that point. I remember sitting on that sofa and creating my story that became The Forest Portal. I started writing for my own entertainment at first, but then as the story grew, I got really excited about it and started to entertain the thought of publication. It took me two years to actually finish the book, but I had to turn it into a typed manuscript. I revised and revised the manuscript until I felt it was ready for publication.

Note: My book's release date was December 30, 2009.

 

 

 

Birth Place
Chelsea, MA USA
Accomplishments

I won the Editors Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by Poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry.

Additional Information

I have had two television interviews so far. One was with one of my hometown TV News Stations and the other was with my childhood hometown TV Station on a local talk show. I had my first book signing event on March 13, 2010. If anyone would be interested in doing a review of my book, I would love to post those reviews. I already have a great review from BK Walker Books: http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com/1/category/melody%20dempsey/1.html Hot Gossip Reviews: http://hotgossiphotreviews.blogspot.com/search?q=melody+dempsey Also visit: http://waterytart23.blogspot.com/2010/04/melody-dempsey.html Other reviews on Amazon.com for The Forest Portal are available on the following website link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Forest-Portal-Melody-Dempsey-ebook/product-reviews/B005TIRVHS/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending I have other interview sites posted under my website as well. I would like to post other reviews as well. You can purchase my book at the following websites: http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Portal-Melody-Dempsey/dp/1448979005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296586564&sr=1-1 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Forest-Portal/Melody-Dempsey/e/9781448979004/?itm=1&USRI=the+forest+portal Also available in Nookbook!! http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Forest-Portal/Melody-Dempsey/e/9781456047559/?pt=BK&stage=bookproduct&pwb=2 http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781448979004?id=4939965163217 http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?type=1&catalogId=10001&simple=1&defaultSearchView=List&keyword=The+Forest+Portal&LogData=%5Bsearch%3A+41%2Cparse%3A+136%5D&searchData=%7BproductId%3Anull%2Csku%3Anull%2Ctype%3A1%2Csort%3Anull%2CcurrPage%3A1%2CresultsPerPage%3A25%2CsimpleSearch%3Atrue%2Cnavigation%3A5185%2CmoreValue%3Anull%2CcoverView%3Afalse%2Curl%3Arpp%3D25%26view%3D2%26type%3D1%26nav%3D5185%26simple%3Dtrue%26book_search%3DThe%2BForest%2BPortal%2Cterms%3A%7Bbook_search%3DThe+Forest+Portal%7D%7D&storeId=13551&sku=1448979005&ddkey=http:SearchResults Also availabe at Cheapbooks.com. Different prices at several different website at: http://price.cheapbooks.com/price_compare.cgi?isbn=1448979005

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I have always loved traveling ever since I was around 19 years old. I do like to travel when I can. I went to college and I hold an Associates Degree in Science. I have always been fond of working in the Medical Field. What I do hold most dearly to me is my family, including, of course, my 6 "furry" babies!

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I am a also a memeber of ASA. Come visit my page. I am in the middle of my blog on this site. I will be posting a blog on AD also.


My project now is getting my book "out there." I have been interviewed by my former (childhood) hometown Newspaper and I have had two Two TV Interviews. One was with a local TV News Station,WDBJ 7 in my hometown and the other was with a local talk show, Living in the Heart of Virginia, in my childhood hometown. I also did a Virtual Book Tour with Authors Promoting Authors in the spring of 2010. I am currently workign on a romance/erotica/thriller novel. After publication of this book, I plan on continuing the sequel to my current published book, The Forest Portal> i have already started the sequel and hope to finish it soon.


My project is getting my book "out there." Promoting my book and working with Authors Promoting Authors. I have also built up my networking with other authors. I also have a Facebook page for my book. Feel free to visit The Forest Portal's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Forest-Portal/107506929289567






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