NovaMelia was born in England and came to America (on a Greek boat named Neptunia) when she was 17 years old. She landed in Hoboken, New Jersey, and spent a brief time on Ellis Island before finally entering the USA. Later she attended the University of Pittsburg where she studied Creative Writing and Psychology. While living in Pennsylvania she became a licensed private pilot and also co-authored a science fiction novel, “Lucifer State.” After graduating from Pitt, she moved with her husband, George, to Massachusetts where she worked as a substitute teacher and began to pursue her hobbies of writing and painting in Oils. She now is a self taught artist working primarily on portraits. Since leaving Massachusetts NovaMelia has lived in several other states, including Connecticut , California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennesee and Florida . While living in Florida, she did freelance writing, raised aquarium fish for the local pet store, bred Siamese cats and grew orchids. She also did much of the research and writing for “The Saving of Aris.” Along with her husband, George NovaMelia is now settled in Tucson, Arizona and still spends her time writing and painting.