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Ray Melnik

Staten Island, New York, United States


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Just before college, Ray won first place in the "National Pen Women Competition"
for his fictional short story, Distinction, as well as winning second place in the New
York" Best of City - The Written Word". While attending his local community college
in Staten Island, New York, he majored in literature and studied existential writers
such as Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.

When he left college, he pursued a music career, as a singer and lyricist. As a
musician and then audio engineer, Ray wrote a monthly column on professional
audio for American Liverpool, a local music magazine in Staten Island, New York. In
the 80s Ray Melnik was the lead singer for the band, One Hand Clap and the Fine
Malibus with lead guitar player Steve Stevens, lead guitar and song writer for Billy

Later moving into the field of technology as a network engineer, he wrote as a
member of the technology panel for the Times Herald Record, a regional newspaper
in the lower Hudson Valley, New York and was the primary writer of home
technology features for the website New Technology Home.

Ray has always been an advocate for science and reason. The influences of
existentialism and science are evident in his first two novels. The Room was
published in April 2007 and To your Own Self Be True in March 2009. Burnished
Bridge a novella was published in March 2010. The series ending novel, Eyes In
This World was published September 2013

You can contact him at the email given if interested in acquiring the rights for film
development of the series. For additional information, visit:

Interests: Science, Technology, Hiking, Music

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Room
  • Life\'s Reason, Fictional Science Tetralogy
  • To Your Own Self Be True
  • Burnished Bridge
  • Eyes In This World