Marti Melville is an American novelist and screenwriter known for her debut novel series, The Deja vu Chronicles. Marti has expanded her writing to include screenwriting with each of her books adapted for film. Her writing partner, Kevin du Toit is a former editor for DreamWorks with credits that include Avatar, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, etc. Marti and Kevin have jointly written several award-winning screenplays.
Marti has also written a series of children’s chapter books designed to encourage young imaginations through creative play. Under the pen name of A. M. Crane, she has written the first book in a supernatural, horror series based on historical Savannah.
Marti has a background in emergency medicine, dance, music and acting as well. She continues to write novels, introducing the idea of fictional probability linked to historical events. Marti currently resides in Seattle, WA.
Midnight Omen (book 1 – The Deja vu Chronicles
Book 1 in The Deja vu Chronicles
Besieged by the supernatural, modern-day teens are haunted by18th-century marauders, but when faced with life on board an ancient ship, they learn their survival depends on haunting events lived long ago as Caribbean pirates.
Onyx Rising (book 3 – The Deja vu Chronicles)2018
BallyHuHu and the Sparkly TuTu2017
Sullivan House (A. M. Crane)2017
BallyHuHu and the Mystical Coin2015
Awards and Recognition
- Screenplay: Midnight Omen (Book 1 of The Déjà vu Chronicles screenplay: • 2015 LFFF award – winner • 2017 Screencraft – quarter-finalist (Action/Adventure Screenwriting Award) • 2016 Screencraft Bahama Residency Award -- finalist. Marti and Kevin have co-written (as ghostwriters) screenplays: Insight • 2016 Stage 32 – finalist • 2016 Oaxaca – finalist
Press and Media Mentions
- "What J. K. Rowling did for wizards and Stephenie Meyer did for vampires, Marti Melville has done for pirates." ~ Forbes Magazine (September 9, 2011) "Melville’s work, which heavily romanticizes the life of a pirate, is atmospheric ... a solid start to the series." ~ Publisher's Weekly (February 2017)