Melodie has a Commerce degree from Queen’s University, but it didn’t take well. She has been a bank manager, marketing director, college instructor, comedy writer, and possibly the worst runway model ever.
Melodie got her start writing comedy (stand-up and columns.) She was invited into the Toronto Press Club in 1994. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 4 novels. Her fifth novel, a mob caper entitled The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books), will be released Oct. 1. She has won 6 awards for fiction, and was a finalist for both the 2012 Derringer and Arthur Ellis Awards.
By day, she is the highly proper Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. By night she transforms into a fevered scribe of comic crime and time travel novels. There is no truth to the rumour that she once did a somersault off the press club billiard table.
THE GODDAUGHTER (Orca Books)
“Impossible not to laugh” Library Digest
ROWENA THROUGH THE WALL (Imajin Books)
“Hot and hilarious!” Midwest Book Review