Melanie Ansley is the author of the animal fantasy series Book of Theo. The first volume, Theo and the Forbidden Language, was nominated for Book of the Year 2015 by Underground Book Reviews, and won the Young Adult Category at the 2018 IndieReader Awards. The next installment is slated for 2019. The Queen and the Dagger is a prequel in the Book of Theo series, and available for free.
Praise for Theo and the Forbidden Language:
Ansley (The Queen and the Dagger, 2016) writes an imaginative good
versus evil narrative, providing some extra chills and food for thought
in the treatment of sapient beasts.
Top notch writing. Awesome adventure.
Hallways Book Reviews
Five stars. A stunning debut.
Underground Book Review
There are certain stories that children read that change the way they
see the world and Melanie Ansley has written one of those novels.
Rabid Readers Reviews