My Article in Somerset Memories Magazine!


As you may know, I published a book earlier this year.  An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past is available via and signed copies are sold through my Etsy store.  Well, I’m very happy to share some book-related news.  An article about my book has just been released in the Autumn issue of Somerset Memories magazine!

About the Article

The article, which was written by yours truly, starts on page 59 and runs through page 61.  The article includes an introduction to the book, stories, and artwork, and then gives how-to information on six of the fourteen illustrations that appear in my book.  It’s a thrill to see my work in the pages of such a lovely publication, and I’m very thankful my project and book were selected to be included in this issue.


More Great News: A Positive Book Review, Too!

Some months back I sent Jana Holstein, the Managing Editor of Somerset Memories, a review copy of my book. She read it, enjoyed it, and was kind enough to include the following review in this same Autumn issue of the magazine.  Thanks so much, Jana!


“When talented author and artist Melody Nunez gave me a copy of her book “An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past,” I was intrigued because I knew it was a book that  centered around stories she created to with beautiful vintage found cabinet cards.  As I began reading, each story drew me in and I felt a part of the tale.  Each cabinet card is altered in a way that resonates with the story, so it’s fun to flip back and look at the art while reading the story.  There are 14 short stories in all, reflecting birth, death, family, romance, and even ghosts.  Well written and heartwarming, this is a fun, quick read.  I really enjoyed Melody’s book.  So much so, that I chose some of her altered cabinet cards as feature article in this issue (see page 58.


So, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a copy of my book, but haven’t done it yet, please do.  It’s good!  And don’t just take my word for it – take Jana’s.  And artist/author Seth Apter’s!  And the others who have reviewed my book on!  ;] Help support a self-published writer and artist, and treat yourself to a book that can be enjoyed one story/illustration at a time (in multiple sittings) or in one fell swoop.

I hope you’re having a wonderful week.  Happy Fall, everyone!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted October 2, 2013 at 6:35 am by Ellen aka Ella | Permalink

    Congrats Melody!! It is wonderful article 😀 I look forward to picking up your book~
    I am in this issue, too. I’m the Garland of Transformation~
    Nice to meet you 😀

  2. Posted October 2, 2013 at 9:55 am by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you – so kind of you! And congratulations! I will be sure to look for your article. 🙂

  3. Posted October 2, 2013 at 11:33 am by Jo Murray | Permalink

    HUGE congratulations Melody! A book is such a huge commitment and submitting it for publication must be like sending your first child to school. When the result is hugely positive…what a relief.

  4. Posted October 3, 2013 at 11:55 am by Melody | Permalink

    Thanks so much! You’re exactly right about the commitment and publication process. Positive feedback is a very big relief.:]

  5. Posted October 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm by Alma | Permalink

    Congrats Melody! Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

  6. Posted October 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you, too!

  7. Posted October 7, 2013 at 8:21 am by Amanda | Permalink

    Because you are just amazing!!!!! And I forgot to have you sign my copy, shucks! Good thing I will see you soon. So proud of you Melody.

  8. Posted October 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words – so sweet of you! :]