Melissa has spent the majority of her life focusing on music until she was sideswiped with the unexpected passion for writing. Born February 12, 1977, she spent her early years in Hoopeston, Illinois. Her father worked in news print and her mother was a dedicated full-time stay at home mom. By the age of 5, they moved south to Murfreesboro, TN and then relocated permanently to Crossville, TN when she was in Junior High.
The oldest of three girls, Melissa was very active in music and theatre throughout high school, which paved the way for her to study the arts as well as English in college – at Roane State Community College and then onto Tennessee Technological University.
A published writer, ghost writer, and well-received blogger, Melissa holds a B.A. in Christian Education from Heritage International Bible College and Seminary. She makes her home in East Tennessee with her husband and two sons (with one more boy on the way). She is currently working on her Masters degree in Christian Counseling.
Her new blog, “Grace and Glass Houses”, will debut in September 2013.