Melanie Tem

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Melanie Tem (née Kubachko; April 11, 1949 – February 9, 2015) was an American Horror/Dark fantasy author.

Melanie Kubachko grew up in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She attended Allegheny College as an undergrad, and earned her master’s in social work at the University of Denver in Colorado.

She married Steve Rasnic and the couple took the joint surname Tem. She developed breast cancer in 1997. In 2013, it recurred, and metastasized to her bones, bone marrow, and organs. She died at age 65 on February 9, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Steve Rasnic Tem, three children and six grandchildren.[1]

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Novels[edit]

  • Prodigal (1991)
  • Blood Moon (1992)
  • Wilding (1992)
  • Making Love (1993) (with Nancy Holder)
  • Revenant (1994)
  • Desmodus (1995)
  • Witch-Light (1996) (with Nancy Holder)
  • The Tides (1996)
  • Black River (1997)
  • Daughters (2001) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
  • Slain in the Spirit (2002)
  • The Deceiver (2003)
  • The Man on the Ceiling (2008) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
  • What You Remember I Did (2011) (with Janet Berliner)
  • The Yellow Wood (2015)

Collections[edit]

  • Daddy's Side (1991)
  • Beautiful Stranger (1992) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
  • The Ice Downstream: A Short Story Collection (2001)
  • In Concert (2010) (with Steve Rasnic Tem)
  • The Devil's Coattails: More Dispatches From the Dark Frontier (2011)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Aspen Graffiti" (1988)
  • "The Better Half" (1989)
  • "Lightning Rod" (1990)
  • "The Co-Op" (1990)
  • "Daddy's Sid" (1991)
  • "Fry Day" (1991)
  • "Trail of Crumbs" (1992)
  • "Jenny" (1993)
  • "Half Grandma" (1995)
  • "Wife of Fifty Years" (1995)
  • "Pandorette's Mother" (1996)
  • "Aunt Libby's Grave" (1997)
  • "Hagoday" (1998)
  • "The Lonely Gorilla" (1999)
  • "Alicia" (2000)
  • "Piano Bar Blues" (2001)
  • "Visits" (2004)
  • "Dhost" (2007)
  • "Monster" (2008)
  • "The Shoes" (2010)
  • "Corn Teeth" (2011)
  • "Dahlias" (2012)
  • "Timbrel and Pipe" (2014)

Awards[edit]

Prodigal

The Man on the Ceiling (with Steve Rasnic Tem)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melanie Tem (1949-2015)". locusmag.com. February 9, 2015. 

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