Monday, January 28, 2013

Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest...

So today you get two posts from me as I decided to join this blogfest (details are here). In the spirit of keeping things short and sweet, here we go:

Hi, I'm Mel Chesley and I write high fantasy. (I can hear the response to this as if I were at a Fantasy Addicts Anonymous meeting...)

I'm quite snarky at times, but in a good way. I don't tear people down on my blog or anywhere else on the internet. I try to support and promote my fellow author and I have fun doing it. I tend to stay away from two very important topics:


And religion.

I don't discuss these topics in polite company (or even in biker bars) so why the heck would I discuss them here? Sitting behind a computer monitor does not make me feel bad ass. (Pardon the language. And no, I don't swear all the time... sometimes... )

You can find me on Facebook. I have an author page as well as a 'Like' page for my book, 'Adversarius, Shadow of the Rose: Book One'. You can find me on Twitter: @MLChesley, on Goodreads and of course, here.

Most of my blog posts are geared toward my writing and the processes of publishing. Fridays are usually fun posts with a new (to me) author I like to promote. I'm also a part of a group called Word Weavers and we're all about supporting authors there as well. So that's me in a nutshell. And yes, I'm a bit of a nut. ;)

Very nice to meet you, I hope you enjoy my blog and stick around. I promise, it is fun!


Unknown said...

How fun to introduce ourselves to someone new! Check us out at

Unknown said...

Hey, Mel!

From one nut, to another nut, it's nice meeting you! I love your blog design! And your probably smart to stay away from politics and religion, but it might be interesting to watch you do it in a biker bar, lol! :D

Mia Hayson said...

Hi Mel!

I think you're awesome. ;) Good to re-meet you!


klahanie said...

Hey Mel,

Ah yes, another blogfest and an excellent way to get to know a little bit more about your good self.

I know you embrace the ideals of positive interaction within the sharing, caring blogging community. May your writing continue to bring you much fulfilment to you and those who read it.

In kindness,


Hart Johnson said...

How about politics and religion in discos? Or bathhouses? Hey, yeah... bathhouses are good because naked people are on their best behavior! teehee

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel, Nice to meet you. And, snarky is a great trait for a writer/blogger to have.

Mel Chesley said...

Hi Julie! I'll be hopping over to check you out right away. :D

Hi Celeste! You know, I have thought about starting lots of topics in biker bars, but never those two. Wonder what would happen? lol!

Hi Mia! Thanks for dropping by. :D

Aww, shucks, Klahanie. Thank you for being awesome. ;)

Lol Hart! Yes, they are in a pretty prone position, lol!!

Hello Sydneyaaliyah! Yes, snark is good trait when used wisely. ;)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

This whole re-introducing thing is great, I love reading all the posts out there about it. :) I write high fantasy as well, although things are a little busy right now, finding time to write can be difficult!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Smart things to avoid. And yes, you are a nut. A really cool nut!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I getting to know you pretty well. I don't discuss politics or religion either.

erica and christy said...

Nice to meet you, Mel. Good luck with your book and all of your writing!

Trisha said...

I try to stay away from those topics too, on my blog, but this year I'll be addressing some more sensitive topics on my blog just to let people get to know me more. I do so with trepidation, but at least it won't be the main focus of my blog. :)

Mel Chesley said...

@ Bethany ~ Very nice to meet another high fantasy author! Yes, I understand things being busy, I am in the same situation.

@ Alex ~ Aww thanks. :D

@ Susan ~ I'm glad we met, Susan.

@ Erica and Christy ~ Very nice to meet you as well and thanks!

@ Trisha ~ Good luck and yes, tread lightly. It is good to get to know people a little bit better on such subjects, but even the tiniest of difference of opinion will start an all out war. Thanks for dropping by. :D

Allison said...

Happy to re-meet you!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Mark Means said...

Hey Mel, very nice to meet you and thanks for the follow.

Looking forward to checking out some of your posts and what you have in store for the future :)

Mel Chesley said...

;) You too, Allison!

@ Mark ~ You're welcome and thanks for dropping by!

Anonymous said...

I generally stay away from religion and politics too. I find its just better this way. And thanks for participating in the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest!

Unknown said...

Nice to meet you! You are a wise woman. Politics and religion have ruined many a holiday dinner in this home.

Unknown said...

I love the idea of this blogfest - nice to meet you again, Mel :) Good thinking with staying away from politics and religion - history's two biggest conversation killers.

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Dani said...

I love snarky! I also avoid those topics - talk about starting verbal words. Eesh! So glad I stopped by; nice to meet you!

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Jackie said...

Nice to meet you! I can be snarky, too. It's fun! :)
Love video games. What are your faves?

Mel Chesley said...

@ Stephen ~ I had a great time on this blogfest! Thanks for hosting!

@ Jenn ~ I understand. It has ruined many a friendship.

@ Jamie ~ Thanks, Jamie. :D

@ Dani ~ Nice to meet you as well. :D

@ Jackie ~ Yes, snark is fun! Some of my fave video games are Crash Bandicoot (old, I know) and Baldur's Gate, Dark Alliance. PC Games I like are Oblivion, Dungeon Siege and Stronghold Crusader. :D

Elsie Amata said...

Hi Mel! Snarky can be fun. Well, I think it can be fun but what do I know? I just say that because I can be snarky in a good way too =)

michelle said...

Hi Mel. Smart to avoid certain topics... and snarky! And you know what... nutty is also nice!
Great to meet you via the blogfest.

Christine Rains said...

Hi, it's very nice to meet you. Love your blog, and I especially like you promote other authors on Fridays. Excellent way to give back to the community!

Mel Chesley said...

@ Elsie ~ Gotta have a touch of snark to make things interesting, right? ;)

@ Michelle ~ Great to meet you as well!

@ Christine ~ I love promoting other authors as much as I like writing and that is a lot! :)

DL Hammons said...

You are very smart to avoid religion and politics. They can prove to be poison to a blog!

So great to re-meet you! :) Have a great weekend!