Melling, O.R.

O.R. Melling
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O.R. Melling (pseud. of Geraldine Valerie Whelan) aka Orla Melling, was born in Bray, Co Wicklow, but her family emigrated to Toronto when she was a child.

Her books for young adults include The Druid’s Tune (Viking Penguin, Canada, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, 1983); The Singing Stone (Viking Penguin, Canada & USA, 1986); The Hunter’s Moon (HarperCollins, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, 1993); and The Summer King (Viking Penguin, Canada, 1999).
A compendium of her books was published as The Golden Book of Faerie (Penguin Canada, 2002, updated edition, 2004).

Her books for adults include Falling Out of Time (Viking, USA and Canada, hardcover, 1989).

She has lived in Ireland again for some years and now lives in Dublin.

O.R. Melling’s Website
Bookmark, O.R. Melling’s Blog
O.R. Melling at The National Library of Ireland