Once upon a time I was a chemical research assistant and built prototype industrial machinery that reduced chemical waste put in our waterways. I’m a qualified Secondary teacher with a B.Ed. an M.Ed. in IT and have worked as a copywriter and business and technical writer.

I’m currently working on arrange of projects, including a novel.

I live in Sydney with my cheeky family, three light Sussex chickens and the tiniest rescue dog in the world. I am almost as passionate about travel as I am about books and frequently go off on world adventures. A while ago I took a commercial cake decorating course and love to make cake sculptures for fun, have just learned to play acoustic guitar (badly), and I enjoy Wing Chun Kung Fu.

I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been reading. Or writing.

I am a member of the ASA, RWA, NSW Writers Centre and a range of professional organisations and am a graduate of the AWC and Fiona McIntosh’s Masterclass.

© 2015 Melissa Sargent