From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.


Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter, counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children. 


  • » One of the Top 20 Bestselling Indie Authors on All Romance eBooks
  • » Author of the Year, Bookies 2013
  • » Most Accessible Author, Bookies 2013
  • » Best Author Website, Bookies 2013

Articles & Interviews

AAD 2012 Spotlights

Book Faery
Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks
Simply Ali
Red Hot Books
That's What I'm Talking About
Good Choice Reading
Smexy Books


Jan 2009 Romancing the Book
Dec 2010 About Happy Books
Dec 2011 The Book Reading Gals

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