2015 was crazy. 2016 will be insane

With my debut novel, STILLWATER, hitting the shelves, 2015 it will always be a banner year for me. Even now, nearly three months after publication, I still have a hard time believing it's real, remembering I'm a published author. It all seems so strange, like all the crazy great stuff that's happened - getting pre-publication blurbs from bestselling authors, meeting fans and making friends at Left Coast Crime, Historical Novel Society Conference, Bouchercon & DFW Con, the fantastic launch party for STILLWATER, all the wonderful reviews - has happened to another person. Being able to say, "I'm a published author" is the coolest thing in the world, but it's also weird.

Well, things are about to get even weirder. I have three novels being published in 2016, and a fourth being published in January 2017. For those of you thinking, "I didn't seen Melissa much last year..." now you know why! 

March 29, 2016 


will be released across all digital formats (Kindle, Nook, Google Play, iBooks). 

Cost is $3.99 and it’s available for preorder now.

August 16, 2016


will be released across all digital formats (Kindle, Nook, Google Play, iBooks)
Cost is $3.99 and it's available for preorder from Amazon

November 8, 2016

(Jack McBride #2)

will be released in hardback & digital on Election Day!

January 2017


will be released cross all digital formats (Kindle, Nook, Google Play, iBooks).

Y'all have been wonderful as I've traveled the road to publication. The outpouring of support and encouragement has been humbling. STILLWATER's success is due to every one of you buying my book, telling friends and family, writing reviews, retweeting, pinning, and sharing posts on Facebook, and inviting me to your book clubs. I appreciate it all.

As I settle in to this new career and learn how to best manage my time—being your own boss has it's benefits, but it's not necessarily the best thing for someone who's generally lazy and a master procrastinator like me—I hope to be able to deliver on the exclusive content I promised when you signed up for the newsletter. Short stories, missing scenes, special promotions, they're all on the agenda for 2016.

With four books being released in the next thirteen months, you're going to hear from me a little more often. I'll have three book covers to reveal, a launch party or two to invite you to and hopefully a book signing or three to promote. No spam, but keep an eye out on your inbox. It's going to be a crazy-busy, exciting year.