Welcome to my online home! I'm Melissa Frey, Author, Book Editor, YouTuber, Patreon Creator, and Lover of Stories. Oh — and a Grammar Nerd. I write stories because writing makes my soul sing — and I can't wait to share with you what I have coming next!
I write supernatural books set in the real world. My current series is an archaeological supernatural thriller where four archaeologists, Kayla, Grady, Mandy, and Justin, are on the hunt for an ancient secret. Think Indiana Jones meets National Treasure! Check out more below…
My first book, The Secret of the Codex, is out now! You can purchase the paperback on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and the ebook on Amazon Kindle. It's also free on Kindle Unlimited! I recently announced a re-release of this book with a new cover and new content, including a preview of book 2 — coming November 12, 2019!
My second book, The Prophecy of the Codex, is in the editing phase and is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2020! It's the follow up to the first book, and it's my favorite of the two. (Can an author have favorites??) I post excerpts frequently on Instagram and will definitely be posting more as the release gets closer (ahhhh!), so give me a follow to get all the goodies!
The Third Codex Book (Unnamed)
I have officially started the third book in the Codex series! It may be the final book in the series, but it may not be...I'm a pantser (I don't plot my novels out before I write them), so we'll find out together! (I kind of hope it's not the last book, though. We'll see how the story goes.)
The Codex Series YA Spinoff
Yes, I've started a YA (young adult) spinoff to the Codex series! If you've read The Secret of the Codex, you've met Holun, who will be featured prominently and will likely be the main character in the series! You meet some other important YA characters in book 2 and will see more in book 3 as well! I'm really excited about this one, y'all.
Unnamed Paranormal Romance
I've written the beginning of this one and a really fun (and steamy) scene, and I already have an idea of the plot. (Like, I really VERY basic idea, since I'm a pantser, you know.) It's not my usual genre, but it was too fun to ignore.
I am currently accepting editing clients. These slots can book up fast, so be sure to contact me to get your next book on my schedule! Here's what I offer:
Prices vary based on how quickly you need it done and the type of editing required. I offer no-obligation first chapter edits so you can try me out! Just contact me to get started. For more information, please click here.
I love to create beautiful pictures for social media, websites, blogs, and even book launches! Contact me to get started with helping you build your author brand. For more about how I can help you make your online presence the best it can be, check out this page.
My husband, Andrew, and I design and build websites for authors, too! Andrew focuses on the backend, web-design stuff, while I hone in on the branding and visual look of the site. To find out more, please reach out!
My Patreon page is officially live! Patreon is a site where readers (in my case) can support creatives (authors, in my case) in creating their work. Basically, YOU get to be a part of their creative process! And support some wonderful creatives along the way.
And to say thank you for your support, the creatives give you some pretty cool things! For my page, I have four tiers with varying thank you gifts. My tiers start at just $2 per month and you can get extras like:
exclusive Patron-only content, announcements, and community
ebooks of upcoming releases
a special (Codex-related) welcome gift for tiers $10/month or higher
edits of your writing and the chance to ask me any questions you have one-on-one (via email)
even physical advance copies of my future books!
Become a Patron and join in the fun!
Instagram for Authors Course
I'm currently working on an Instagram for Authors course that should be available in the next few months. As always, sign up here to stay up to date and hear about all my latest projects!
I send out monthly emails to keep you updated about everything going on in my writing life. This is the best place to stay informed about my writing, books I'm reading (because who doesn't love to find out about new reading options?), and new projects I have coming up. Sign up now to get all the news first!
You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and now Patreon! I post about my books and my writing process, offer editing advice and inspiration, and give random life updates (because life can be random sometimes!), so follow me on your favorite platforms to get to know me and my writing a little bit better!
Most importantly, I'd love to connect with all of you. Please contact me on any of my social media platforms or via email if you have any questions or just want to chat! I love to connect with fellow authors and readers alike!