Melanie is a writer, editor and teacher, specialising in the short story form. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and published in numerous literary and commercial magazines and anthologies.
She is an Associate Lecturer and PhD student at the University of Chichester; leads creative writing workshops in Farnham, and is commissioning editor for The Story Player.
Her debut short story collection, Llama Sutra, was published in 2016. It was the winner of the Rubery International Book Award short story category in 2017 and was a contender for the 2017 Edge Hill Prize. She is currently editing her novel, which was written during her MA in Creative Writing, and which was awarded the Kate Betts Prize.
Melanie grew up in Brighton and has lived in London, France, Israel and Germany. She now lives in a village near Guildford with her teenage twins, cats, chickens and mad Irish Setter.