• 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 in a tiny green house with a bright orange door, with her husband, Jim. Melanie loves to write for children. Her goal is to kindle their love of words, ignite their imaginations and spark their creativity. 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.

    She has a contagious enthusiasm when it comes to words. They can be wild and wacky or serious and somber.

    Recall your favourite poem, your most beloved children's story. Imagine a love letter that melted your heart or a great movie that moved your soul. Ponder a motivational speech that stirred mankind to action or the to do list that stares at you from the desk. What do all of these things have in common-WORDS.

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

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

    • “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

    • “Land Ho!”, The Halifax Herald, Feb 28, 1999

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

    • "The Life of a Pit Pony", January 2014, AppleSeeds Magazine.