Melissa is a novelist, who in the absence of computer or pen, isn’t too proud to write in crayon or spray paint. Her works include the exciting romantic intrigue novels Steel Eyes, and Skin in the Game (a Steel Eyes midquel). Melissa’s works-in-progress are a sociopolitical farce titled The Right Closet, and an untitled lesbian romance based on her short story, The Desert Diner, which was included in the Bella Books anthology Happily Ever After. A retired Doctor of Chiropractic and a lifelong guitarist, she also co-wrote the authorized biographical screenplay, Toma—The Man, The Mission, The Message. While her house is in Phoenix, Arizona, Melissa lives between some un-named exotic Caribbean island and Paris’s Left Bank.