Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Melanie worked as a support member in Law Enforcement for the past 26 years. Prior to retirement in 2016, she worked closely with the department’s specialty units to include K9, Motors, SWAT, Search & Rescue and the Mounted Posse. She coordinated communications and logistics for the SWAT Team and was a member of the Child Abduction Response Team’s Logistical Unit.
Melanie has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiations. She is an amateur photographer and uses her own pictures for book covers and web graphics.
She published her first novel, Dusk, in 2014. This is the first book in a Paranormal Romance series. Since that time Melanie has published four additional novels and two anthologies in this series, a Western Romance and a Romantic Suspense novel – which is also the first in a series. She is currently working on the sixth book in her Paranormal Series, a third anthology and the second book in her Suspense Series.
In addition, Melanie co-founded Connections eMagazine with fellow author Rhoda D’Ettore. This is a quarterly subscription that helps bring authors, readers and bloggers together.