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MELISSA (Greek for Honeybee) FLESHER

was born hopping from flower to flower,

climbing trees, digging in the mud

and chatting with butterflies.

A wonderer of nature and science,

she draws from both when telling stories

and making art. Pursuing her love for the Earth,

Melissa left her career as a professional greeting card writer

to create her debut novel, PERL The Awakening.


Melissa's home studio is located in Avon, Ohio,

shared with her humor writer husband Erik,

her artist son Noah,

loyal greyhound Merlin, and a cat named Pie.

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