• Biography

    In grade two, Melanie received a silver dollar for winning an essay contest and she has been fascianted with writing ever since. She now lives on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia in a tiny green house with a bright orange door. She has many freelance articles to her credit and her first picture book was published by Fifth House Publishers in May 2014. Her YA novel, Goth Girl, was published in April 2017 by Nimbus Publishing and A Beginner's Guide to Goodbye, a middle-grade novel, was published in June 2020, again with Nimbus Publishing.


    • Goth Girl, YA novel, Nimbus Publishing, April 2017

      Fire Pie Trout, picture book, Fifth House Publishers, May 2014

      A Beginner's Guide to Goodbye, middle grade novel, Nimbus Publishing, June 2020

    • “Pet Horoscopes—Raccoon”, Zamoof! magazine, Jan/Feb 2012

    • “The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth”, Appleseeds magazine, September 2011

    • “Feet Up Chronicles-Toilet Triumphs”, Zamoof! magazine, March/April 2012

    • “The Kids at Heart”, Lifestyle Nova Scotia Magazine, Fall 2004

    • “Day Tripping in Nova Scotia”, Lifestyle Nova Scotia Magazine, Summer 2004

    • “A Christmas Tradition”, Lifestyle Nova Scotia Magazine, Holiday issue 2003

    • “Reading and Re-reading”, a bi-monthly column promoting children’s literature, Parent-Child Guide Book, 1998-1999

    • “Down Memory Lane”, a monthly lifestyle column, The Senior’s Advocate, 1998-2000

    • “Books, Books, Everywhere”, The Atlantic Connection, Fall 1999

    • "What's Up With that Watermelon?", October 2013, ASK magazine.