Ashley Melonson

Ashley Melonson - Ghostwriter

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Overview

As a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Atlanta Writers Club, I am familiar in genre categories such as romance and young adult. I love working with authors on a variety of projects but these are two of my specialities. In terms of screenwriting, I am a member of the Atlanta Film Society and the International Screenwriters Association.

I have several screenplays in development and experience pitching to agents and teaching creative writing skills. Collaborating with authors is one of my favorite things to do. With me, you'll always have a major supporter who thrives on positive energy and effective communication.

I also attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in film and television. I have been a quarter-finalist in the 2015 & 2018 PAGE Awards. I have also worked as a literary editor on several series and as a blogger, with my work featured on entertainment sites.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Children's
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Plays & Screenplays
Romance
Young Adult

Awards

  • 2015 Page Awards Quarter-finalist
  • 2018 Page Awards Quarter-finalist
  • Best Pitch Award - Atlanta Writers Conference

Work experience

Author and Screenwriter

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (almost 7 years)

• Romance novel, Off Script, has been featured on Wattpad’s Editors Choice list and has garnered over 980,000 reads
• Off Script is also being turned into a monetized story on the Wattpad platform
• Two-time quarter-finalist in the 2015 and 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
• The Last Dragon Shifter series received Best Pitch Award at the Atlanta Writers Conference for promoting manuscript projects to prospective literary agents
• Dark Horse screenplay was selected for the Tisch Screenplay Bank: a database circulated to industry executives

Editor for Amanda Ross (Author of the Enlightened Saga)

Self-employed
July, 2013 – July, 2014 (about 1 year)

• Worked with author to identify market’s needs for implementation into storyline
• Edited the Enlightened Saga’s first novel to meet market’s needs
• Consulted with author to cultivate the series future development beyond initial novel
• Strategized integral methods for retaining target audience demographic while
maintaining novel’s identity and voice

Editor and Creative Assistant for Ann Carpenter (Author of The Circle of Players)

Self-employed
July, 2011 – August, 2012 (about 1 year)

• Promoted author, novel, and her upcoming work via social media outlets
• Consulted with author about artistic proposals for future projects and identify optimal next steps for career development
• Edited manuscripts, creative proposals, and book outlines
• Navigated online research for the author’s works-in-progress

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Circle of Players

Ann Carpenter

CIRCLE OF PLAYERS, based on a true story, is the deeply personal, often shocking, story of Sarah Conroy, a young widow. Sarah was a happy suburan mother and housewife. Then, one tragic day, a devasting blow changed the whole course of her and her family's existence, when a reckless teenage driver strikes and kills her husband.After the healing process begins, the hurting only gets worse--espec... read more

CIRCLE OF PLAYERS, based on a true story, is the deeply personal, often shocking, story of Sarah Conroy, a young widow. Sarah was a happy suburan mother and housewife. Then, one tragic day, a devasting blow changed the whole course of her and her family's existence, when a reckless teenage driver strikes and kills her husband.After the healing process begins, the hurting only gets worse--espec... read more

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