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.
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.
“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