Melissa is represented by Joyce Sweeney of The Seymour Agency. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francsico, CA, with an MFA degree in illustration, focusing on children’s books. She has illustrated three educational paint-by-number books for children who are blind. She is now working on writing and illustrating her own stories. She is an active member of SCBWI and was a PBChat mentee in the PBChat Mentorship of 2019. At any given time, she has at least three dragon, unicorn and dragonfly story ideas happily gamboling in her imagination. Her favorite color is blue, she love’s 80’s music and adorable animals. When not working on her projects, she enjoys life in the Bay Area with her husband.