Melanie Tem's collaborative novella with husband Steve Rasnic Tem, The Man on the Ceiling, won the World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and International Horror Guild awards in 2001. She has also won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel for Prodigal (Dell Abyss, 1991) and the British Fantasy Icarus Award for Promising Newcomer in 1992. Melanie's new novel The Yellow Wood comes out from ChiZine in December, a magical realism exploration of the father-daughter relationship and the struggle for a child to emancipate herself from the father she believes is a sorcerer. Her previous novels are Blood Moon (The Women's Press, 1992), Wilding (Dell Abyss, 1992), Revenant (Dell Abyss, 1994), Desmodus (Dell, 1995),Tides (Headline, 1996, reprinted as The Tides by Leisure in 1999), Black River (Headline, 1997), Daughters-with Steve Rasnic Tem (Grand Central, 2001), Slain in the Spirit (Leisure, 2002), The Deceiver (Leisure, 2003), and The Man on the Ceiling-with Steve Rasnic Tem, an expansion of their novella (Wizards Discoveries, 2008). She has also published two Demon Lover Romances written with Nancy Holder, Making Love (Dell, 1993) and Witch-Light (Dell, 1996).

Some of her seventy plus short stories have been collected in The Ice Downstream (Crossroads Press). Her short story collaborations with husband Steve have been collected in In Concert (Centipede Press, 2010). She and Steve also created a multimedia CD, Imagination Box (Lone Wolf, 2001) which won a Bram Stoker Award.

Originally from Pennsylvania and a long-time resident of Colorado, Melanie has a background in social work and is executive director of a small non-profit agency. Melanie and Steve are currently writers-in-residence at Odyssey. You can visit the Tem home on the web at www.m-s-tem.com.