In grade two, Melanie received a silver dollar for winning an essay contest and she has been fascinated 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. A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye was a finalist in the TD Canadian Children’s Literature award and nominated for the Hackmatack Award.