visits, vaccine awareness projects and medical supply distribution. In addition, she has done mission work and has assisted with benevolent projects in the Middle East.
She is also a public speaker and has addressed spiritual issues for women and topics pertaining to writers and I am pleased to welcome her to Interviews & Reviews today!
Melody, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
For those who aren't familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I write inspirational fiction for women and young readers. I usually try and infuse humor into the plot along with giving my main character a moral dilemma to work through. And I try to tell an entertaining story that has a subtle message.
Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
The idea of making your own way in life, regardless of what others think of you or expect from you was probably the main theme. Also, the idea of having goals and striving to reach them, even if they are difficult to reach. The value of loyalty, friendship, family and a strong faith in God and how they can all help us deal with adversity, was another idea I hope comes across in the story.
Do you have any other books in the works?
ROYALLY ENTITLED is the first book in the three-book Brides of Brevalia series, so I am working on the sequels. A humorous children’s novel, OOPS-A-DAISY, will be released in print by Clean Reads on September 5 of this year and that is also the first in a three-book series for readers aged 8-12, called The De La Cruz Diaries.
Tell us a little more about your next book, OOPS-A-DAISY?
This story is set in present day Miami and features a twelve-year-old main character named Daisy De La Cruz who attends an arts magnet school and wants to become the next singing sensation. Her first step is to try to impress her new opera-singing music professor who is tough as nails. The story focuses on the embarrassing situations her dog and family get her into as well as the humiliating situations she finds herself in along the way.
On a completely different subject, what is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Writing my upcoming middle-grade humorous book, OOPS-A-Daisy. The characters do some outrageous things and find themselves in some really embarrassing situations. It feels as though I am showing my quirky, crazy personality by putting my name on the cover.
I'm sure young readers everywhere will find it enjoyable! If you want to know when Melody's next book comes out, visit her website at http://www.melodydelgado.com/ and check out the book trailer of Royally Entitled below!