San Diego Author Melanie Dellas Releases Her 2nd Mythology Book With Website - A Fantastic Fabulous Halloween 2012 Treat!

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Myths, Legends, Stories and Tales! The new book Fantastic Fabulous Creatures & Beasts Vol. II introduces 13 mythological creatures from all over the world. Some of the fantasy creatures are spooky and creepy, just in time for Halloween 2012!

The Brownies

The Brownies

In Scotland they have small Brownies -- little creatures, not desserts you can eat -- they're usually male with flat faces, and lots of hair on their bodies and feet.

Melanie Dellas, historian and children’s book writer, has released the second book in her series “Fantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts.” Readers will meet 13 more mythological creatures, some friendly and some not-so-friendly, as they peruse the pages of Volume II. With Halloween just around the corner, it is the ideal Halloween book. Accompanying the release of Vol. II is the author's new website,

People of all ages will enjoy Melanie’s unique rhyming style and colorful illustrations of mythological creatures from countries around the world. Volume II contains beasts from Ireland, Native America, Africa, Greece, England and Switzerland, among other countries; and comes on the heels of her first children’s mythology book, Fantastic Fabulous Creatures and Beasts Vol. I, which was released in November 2010.

“Fantastic, Fabulous Creatures & Beasts was inspired by my love of history,” Dellas said. “After having my children, I decided it was time to put my favorite myths, legends and tales into a book that would not only entertain them, but teach them about the various cultures and their folklore. Through this book series, it is my hope that children will come to respect and appreciate the multicultural world they live in and, of course, remember that our world is still mystical and magical – as long as our stories remain alive.”

Fantastic Fabulous Creatures and Beasts is also a fun and educational list of mythological creatures.

Melanie Dellas has been a magazine and book editor since 1995 and a writer all her life. A native of Michigan, but a true Greek/Italian gypsy at heart, Melanie graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Professional Writing. She has edited in Seattle, New York and finally San Diego where she started her own magazine publishing company, which she ran for 10 years. Melanie is currently pursuing her master’s degree in History, specializing in ancient civilizations and mythology, and reads whenever she can to her fantastic, fabulous sons, John and Nick.

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