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 short story collection, Llama Sutra, is due out in October with Ink Tears Press. 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 near Guildford with her teenage twins, cats, chickens and mad Irish Setter.