Author Melanie Dellas has been a magazine and book editor since 1995, and a writer and historian all her life. A native of Michigan, but a true Greek/Italian gypsy at heart, Melanie graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Professional Writing, and attended the University of San Diego where she earned her master’s in History. She is co-owner of Muse Curatorial Consulting Group, which does conservation and preservation work on artifacts for museums and private collectors. She is also co-host of a strange history podcast called Muse Stories: The Unusual History of Every Thing. Melanie has co-curated the Our City, Our Neighborhoods exhibit for the San Diego History Center, as well as Monsters! for the San Diego Museum of Man.
Melanie has written three books in her Fantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts series, as well as co-authored a book with her oldest son titled, Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake…We Made A Mistake! She has won the Gaming Voice Award for Best Publication for her magazine Native American Casino, the Gold Ink Award for Best Cover Design for her magazine, San Diego Performer; has been recognized as one of the San Diego Business Journal's Top 50 Women Business Owners, and one of Modern Luxury Magazine's Women of Vision 2019.
Listen as Melanie talks about her latest book, tentatively called Bound by the Blood.