About Me

Melissa Koberlein

Melissa Koberlein is a professor of communication in eastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. Prior to that, she earned a doctorate in sociology from Oklahoma State University. Her passion for stories comes from an imaginative childhood where every day ended with a book.

She enjoys reading and writing about the spectacular, sci-fi, technology, and romance. She embraces her geekiness and enjoys sharing it with the world. Authors that inspire her are Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brown, Charlaine Harris, Janet Evanovich, J.K. Rowling, and Suzanne Collins. Fireflies, a young adult trilogy, melding romance and light science fiction is a fun and quirky allegory for the future of nanotechnology. The complete trilogy is available on Amazon.

Recent Articles

On Interruptions...

Yesterday I was on such a writing spree that my fingers were having a difficult time keeping up. I was making some significant progress on my WIP, Deadlock, a futuristic sci-fi hacker novel. Then, my twelve-year-old daughter called me. Her bus had broken down on. . .

Tucson Festival of Books (3/3): Connecting with readers

Hello, again! There are two stories that I would like to share or rather, two customers that stood out in my mind when I was at the festival. The first person was a local junior high teacher. She was sitting near my tent observing my. . .

Tucson Festival of Books (2/3): Preparing to sell!

And so, my journey into the Arizona desert continues... After a lovely ride from the airport and some authentic Southwestern Mexican cuisine, it was time to check out the University of Arizona, the location of the Tucson Festival of Books. Luckily, my aunt lives in. . .

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