Between helping out those in need, writing novels, working, and spending time with her beloved basset hound, Erasmus, Melissa leads a busy life. She has already accomplished a great deal, but the future is sure to hold even more for her. It is no wonder that a person which such as unique personality chose steampunk as a hobby. Self-publishing under an up-and-coming literary subgenre is not an easy task, but Melissa took the challenge in stride. Melissa’s life is evidence that all experiences are important for personal growth and success, whether it be through traveling, working, education, or hobbies.