Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Speaker Profile - Melinda Ng


Region: California: San Francisco/South
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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My YA historical Mattie and the Machine was published Nov 2022 by Santa Monica Press under the pen name Lynn Ng Quezon. I’ve also written several short works under the pen name S. Q. Eries, including “Impromptu Performance,” which received the 2021 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction. 

Growing up, I spent most of my academic efforts on science and math (I graduated with an engineering degree), but I have always been a fan of good stories. When I hit my late 20s, I gave in to the writing bug and began working on my own stories. I am currently working on a YA contemporary featuring ballroom dancers and theater kids. 

When I’m not writing stories or book reviews for the Fandom Post, I’m usually spending quality time with my extraordinary husband in a Korean-style spa or cosplaying (hooray for anime conventions!).