About Me

Melissa is a contemporary female fiction writer from Kent, with a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Canterbury Christ Church University. She has recently moved to Essex with her partner and their toddler, who also enjoys books – but mostly chewing on them.

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Melissa self-published her first novella, The Snow Killer, in November 2013, and has been writing all over the internet ever since; ranging from fashion blogs to poetry, to her journey into motherhood.

Ordinarily writing mixed-genre novellas, Melissa enjoys writing about the complexities of everyday life and how adding a psychological event can trigger extraordinary behaviour in even the mundanest lives. She also manages – no matter the book’s core subject – to include a lot of tea-drinking.

When she isn’t writing, Melissa is a full-time mother and part-time Optical Assistant.

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“My current aim is just to get my name out there: I’m not trying to get rich from my writing – if you are then you’ve forgotten why you became a writer in the first place.” – Melissa Holden, 2017 

18 thoughts on “About Me

  1. “My current aim is just to get my name out there: I’m not trying to get rich from my writing – if you are then you’ve forgotten why you became a writer in the first place.”

    I love the sentiment, here. I agree with you and I think too many writers, even indie writers, have forgotten why they became a writer in the first place. It seems like we are on the same journey with different destinations and I look forward to reading more from you.

    Bright Blessings,
    AC Willis

  2. Hey Melissa, good for you on writing every day. Writing for a living is hard, but very satisfying. Keep up the good blogging work, now.
    Chris from sillyoldgoat.com

  3. Hi Melissa, I follow the same writing philosophy as you. I write because I love to, and the small rewards that come from it, such as making others feel good when reading your stories, and the personal praise you get from family and friends. 🙂

  4. I am no longer a 19year old, but feel truly excited to be writing after a professional career where writing only involved reports. So not 19, but a student nevertheless, jealous of your opportunity to study fulltime. Writing is starting to get a real hold of me, and recognition helps to justify the journey, but I would still be travelling even without recognition. Good luck to you. You have the luxury of time to develop your talents.
    Best wishes,
    Carol

  5. Hi Melissa just wanted to say hi. After watching your video (Writers are people too) I was wondering about your experience getting published. Did you do it yourself or did you find a publisher?

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