Melka Stansah was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 1983. She wrote her first novel in her native language, Indonesian when she was eight years old – the first time she discovered her love for writing.

Melka moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1999. In 2011, she completed her first draft for the later her debut novel.

Her influences for writing are varied as her love of travel and culture has vastly enriched her life. Her childhood was spent reading Indonesian folklore, manga and novels written by famous authors all around the world.

Melkas fantasy novels are influenced by her love of world history, historical literature and ancient mythology. ‘The Raven Trilogy: The First Journey’ is her first published novel in a series of three.

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