Melissa grew up around Keuka Lake in the Hammondsport/Prattsburgh, NY areas. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in creative writing in 2006 from Keuka College. During her time there, she was a contributing writer and part of the editing team for Red Jacket, Keuka’s literary magazine. For the past seven years she has been working in digital marketing. She has two beautiful children who also share a love for writing and reading.