Melanie, in one breath, tell us as much as you can about yourself. Ready...go!
I have a Masters Degree in Education and am married to a surgeon and have two young adult sons. I am a keen swimmer with National top ten ranking in my age group. I wanted to be a writer since I was a child, I even wrote a book when I was about eight but it wasn’t until I read my first romance novel at seventeen that I realised I wanted to be romance author.
I love reading widely and wildly so I get a lot of ideas from biographies,Newspapers and magazines as well as movies of course.
I get really upset when I hear of people who are violent towards children.
If you weren’t a writer what would you be?
I would probably be just finishing my PhD in Education! I was just about to start when I sold my first book.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I already live in the most beautiful place (Tasmania) but I do love the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
Who would you most like to give a hug to for a fabulous book you’ve read?
Ian McEwan or Jodi Picoult. I love their writing.
What music do you listen to when writing?
Relaxation or classical.
Tell us a secret nobody knows about you
I am such an open book I don’t think there’s anything! I have a tendency to reveal too much, even to strangers.
I once got up to tell a joke at one of my husband’s work dinners and I forgot the punch-line. I looked like an idiot and I still cringe when I think about it.
If you could kiss anyone in the world who would it be?
My husband because he’s still the only man I’ve ever truly fallen in love with.
What are you working on now?
I write for both Presents and Medicals so right now I am working on a Presents.
Thanks for coming to see us, Melanie! XOXO - The Pink Heart Society.
To find out more about Melanie and her current release, check out her website, blog, Presents Authors, and Medical Authors. Be sure to read about a day in her life at the Coffee Time Romance Blog.