From an early age, USA Today Bestselling author 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 her first published book, Grace Under Pressure, Mel has had over 60 short stories, novellas, and novels published. She has written in genres ranging from historical to contemporary to futuristic and has worked with 8 publishers although she handles most of her publishing herself. She is best known for her Harmless and Santini series.

After years of following her military husband around the country and world, Mel happily lives with her family in horse and wine country in Northern Virginia.



Upcoming Event:

October 21 - 22, 2017

Brisbane, Queensland

Riveting Reads Australia

Mercure Brisbane

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Come join other fans of Melissa’s books in her private facebook group, The Harmless Addicts. Early excerpts, cover reveals, all kinds of inside info on your favorite characters from ALL her books! Plus, Mel does weekly Aloha Friday Facebook live videos and has private get togethers with Harmless Addicts when she attends Cons.