Melanie is an author, poet, and Certified Story Grid Editor. Born in Launceston, Tasmania Melanie now cat-wrangles four school aged children with her husband in Brisbane, Queensland.

She’s currently working on her own middle grade performance story, writing a haiku a day to practice precision word choice, and she has the first draft of a spy thriller novel waiting in the wings.

Melanie has a passion for middle grade and young adult stories as well as spy stories, fairy tales and she is rapidly developing an understanding of master detective novels. A past career as a Royal Australian Air Force logistics planner helped developed Melanie’s love of plotting and solving plot problems.

Melanie manages her fear of most things on a daily basis and lives by the motto, feel the fear and do it anyway. If you’d like help with plotting, and plot problems but you’re scared they are unsolvable, I’d love to help.

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