a writer, physician, and free spirit living with my family outside of Montreal, Canada. My short stories and poems have been published in the Aurora-award winning anthology The Dragon and the Stars, Indian Country Noir, Bewere the Night, Nature, and many other fine venues.
Now my books are available through Olo Books and Windtree Press, including the medical memoir bestseller, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales From the Emergency Room.
“One of the more impressive entries is Melissa Yi’s moving “Indian Time,” about Mohawk Fred Redish’s painful attempts to visit his young sons under the care of his white mother-in-law.” –Publishers Weekly
“a fresh use of language to spin a storyline that is at once universally familiar and intriguingly original.” –Brian Agincourt Massey, judge of the 2008 InnermoonLit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel
“Compelling…Mixing mystery in with sheer humanity and splendid characterization, Yuan-Innes’s story is a delight.”–Alicia Curtis, A&E Editor, The Stormy Petrel, Atlanta, Georgia
“Delivers a Bradburyian shocker”–Paul Di Filippo, Asimov’s
“A strong but opaque piece…compellingly rendered”–Jay Lake, Tangent Online
“Very fine work…Yuan-Innes deftly negotiates the creepy aspects, the affecting aspects, and the funny aspects of her tale, as complications result when other dead return with other diseases to battle. The ending is quite moving.”–Rich Horton sfsite.com
“Some serious awesome going on.”–Jeff Soesbe, author of “Apologies All Around”
“very compelling…I’ve never read a book with so much wall-to-wall sex” –Christina Dudley, author of _Mourning Becomes Cassandra_, about my latest book THE LIST
All quotes used with permission.
Winner, 2011 Aurora Award for Best English Related Work: The Dragon and the Stars, edited by Derwin Mak and Eric Choi, DAW; features my story, “Dancers With Red Shoes.”
“Indian Time” named one of the best short mysteries of 2010 by criminalbrief.com.
Cornwall Public Library’s Annual Writing Contest in Partnership with Cornwall and Region Writer’s Society
- Fiction, Second Place 2010
- Best Fiction 2008
- Best Children’s Literature 2008
- Honourable Mention, Best Children’s Literature 2009
Writers of the Future, 2nd Place
Year’s Best Science Fiction, Honorable Mentions
- “Iron Monk”
- “Growing Up Sam”
- “Waiting for Jenny Rex”
Winner, McMaster University “Unearthly Love Affair” writing contest
CBC Radio Noon Romance-Writing Contest, runner-up
[i] Author photo by Jessica Sarrazin