Melissa Welliver writes speculative fiction about how the End Of The World is never really the end of the world. After studying MA Creative Writing under Jeanette Winterson at the University of Manchester, she went on to complete Curtis Brown Creative’s Writing for Children course. Her work has listed in Bath Novel Award, Mslexia, the Hachette Children’s Novel Award, and the Wells Book for Children Competition. She has been published in two short story collections and is an avid member of the Twitter writing community. Born in Stockport, she now lives in the High Peak with an assortment of doggy friends. The Undying Tower is her first novel.
The Undying Tower will be published in 2021 in eBook and paperback.
Of her debut, Welliver says:
‘I started writing The Undying Tower series in 2016, in the face of Brexit and a year after the death of a close friend. I wanted to explore the prospect of immortality, especially from the point of view of a girl about to start her life, and whether it would be a blessing or a curse. A post-Brexit, totalitarian Britain seemed a distant enough fantasy setting at the time, yet here we are, all these years later! And now I can dedicate this book to that friend, Caroline, who always pushed me to write at my very best. Agora Books is a wonderful platform and I’m proud to start my publishing journey with them.’
The Undying Tower (2021)