Melissa was born and raised in Arizona. She’s spent her entire life all over the southern half of the state. She’s found that, along with her husband and four children, she prefers the small towns and rural life to feeling packed into a city.
Melissa learned to read at barely three, and her love for series started early, as the first 'real' books she remembers reading is the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Through the years she’s found there’s little she won’t read, and her tastes vary from westerns, to romance, to sci-fi / fantasy and Horror. In October of 2015 the anthology, Wicked After Dark, which featured Change by Melissa, hit #13 on the New York Times Bestseller list. To date, Melissa has more than 15 books avalible.