YA LGBTQ+ Fiction
M.A. Quigley is from Australia. Her work has been published in multiple anthologies in America, Australia, India, and the Philippines.
The Complexities of Love, a coming-of-age romance, is her first novel.
About M.A. Quigley
Melisa Quigley was born and raised in Victoria, Australia. She has an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Her work has been published in anthologies in America, Australia, India, and the Philippines.
The Complexities of Love, young adult coming-of-age romance, is her debut novel.
Melisa's writing is impactful
Melisa wants to continue to write novels about issues that affect human beings and the world.
Melisa is currently writing a novel about abuse. Many people suffer in silence and say nothing. Some women and men over the past years are starting to have the courage to speak out.
"Something needs to be done to make people feel safe wherever they are and whatever they’re doing." Melisa hopes that it will help readers see some of the signs of what to look out for and have the courage to walk away or report it with her next book.
Melisa is changing the world
When Melisa was querying "The Complexities of Love," she thought the world wasn’t interested in people from the LGBT community and what they’ve been through in life up until now.
"Everyone deserves to love and be loved regardless of who they choose. I’m hoping that when the LGBT community and other people read my novel, they will realize that they aren’t alone and that there are people in the world just like them."
Things have changed radically for them in the world because now they are able to get married. However, in many countries there is still a stigma about being gay and marriage isn’t allowed with same sex couples.
What's next for Melisa
Melisa writes a six-word story or a poem on Twitter, Instagram, and her blog every day.
"Sometimes my poetry is about what is happening around the world or about thoughts and feelings my characters have or that I have. I know people can relate to what I’ve written because they tell me. I also ask people questions to gauge what they think and feel about different things."