Meet Marti Melville, Author of The DeJa Vu Chronicles
MM: Marti Melville is an American novelist and screenwriter known for her debut novel series, The Deja vu Chronicles. The Déjà vu Chronicles has been written for feature film production with the first screenplay, Midnight Omen, as a winner for the Life Fest Film Festival 2015. These screenplays are available for option. Marti’s fourth book in The Déjà vu Chronicles series is currently in development and scheduled to be released in 2016. She is owner of Midnight Omen Productions, LLC, an entertainment and media company dedicated to promoting excellence in entertainment through the production of quality screenplay, poetry and novels.
Marti is currently co-writing a medical thriller also due to be released in early 2016. Marti continues to write novels, introducing the idea of fictional probability linked to historical events. Before Marti found her true calling as a successful author, she had long established her career in the medical field, specializing in Emergency nursing. Marti spent several years working between Utah and California in various ER’s,as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse and medical personnel for the 2002 Winter Olympics — all this while raising her five children as a single mother. She has a background in dance, music and acting as well.
Marti currently resides in Southern California.
MM: At the time I began writing, I had two sons deployed to separate wars. They were both in dangerous areas that did not allow their mother to sleep well at night — instead, I decided to do some research on a Welsh family name. During that search, I found the story of Captain John Phillips, the pirate, and decided that his story was better than fiction. So, I decided to write it with my own “twist.”
BBB: Tell us about your main character.
MM: Kathryn is an average girl with above-average strength, although she does not realize it initially. We meet her in a present day Emergency Department where she discovers (serendipitously) that she lived a previous life as a young woman who had been kidnapped by pirates. As she visits that previous life, she meets Seth - a rogue youth who is also captured by pirates - and together, they are besieged by the supernatural, haunted by 18th Century marauders, and chased by mythological deities over the high seas. But when faced with their life on board an 18th century ship, they learn their survival depends on the events they share as Caribbean pirates.
MM: I am currently writing the fourth book in the Deja vu Chronicles series (Cutthroat’s Omen: A Crimson Dawn) as well as writing the screenplay adaptation of Onyx Rising (book 3 in the Deja vu Chronicles) with my writing partner. I am in the process of beginning a horror novel that will be completed after the series.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
MM: Please visit my website: http://martimelville.com/ or find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/martimelville and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marti-Melville/439584276116480?fref=ts for the most current updates on The Deja vu Chronicles and the screenplay adaptions for the series.