My name is Melody Steiner—I’m a science fiction and fantasy novelist and librarian.

Below, you’ll find a bit more about my debut novel, Slither, including reviews, and some information on how you can get a copy of your own.

Take a look around—you’ll learn more about who I am and what I write.

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“I write science fiction and fantasy with words that resonate.”

-Melody Steiner


I write science fiction and fantasy novels under my name, Melody Steiner, and short stories under the penname S.R. Tombran. I’m also a virtual reference librarian with an MLIS from the UW and an author of a small press fantasy novel which you can learn more about below.

In 2017, I participated in the Pitch Wars mentorship program. Additionally, I’ve served as a slush reader for Forward 21st Century Flash Fiction Anthology of Aforementioned Productions, and currently, I’m a first reader for award-winning Apex Magazine

My recent novel, Slither, is a fantasy about a young woman who is enslaved by a herd of dragons and resolves to escape and pay them back for the hardships she’s endured. You can find out more about it below.

I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT my Publications


Her revenge is better served cold blooded

The debut novel from Melody Steiner, Slither is a fantasy thriller you won’t be able to put down.

A girl. Dragons. Secrets. Revenge.

It’s all here.

 Get a copy in your hands today.


“A Time Traveler’s Field Notes” – Strange Horizons Feb 3 2020

“Dinner” – Star*Line 42.3 2019

“Louisiana Dragon” – Star*Line 41.4 2018

“Number Two” – The Ear 2016

“marry me”  – Star*Line 44.1 2021

“The Equation is Flawed” – North Coast Review, Spring 2022


(written as S.R. Tombran): “Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot” – NewMyths.com Issue 46 2019


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