They say Melissa Edwards was forged from the molten depths of some of Arizona’s hottest deserts. It’s also been said that as far back as ’97 Melissa was a taker of photographs and writer of words! Along with her best friend and counterpart she started a DIY music rag called American Dystopia Magazine, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Later the endeavor became In Your Ear Magazine and In Your Ear online, based out of Tucson, Arizona. From there she became a passionate music critic and an adept graphic artist. Using her mastery of the written word, Melissa successfully completed writing three unpublished novels in a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) frenzy. Much to her delight she has been a member of the NaNoWriMo community for several years. Melissa is currently writing flash fiction, honing her skills with writing groups and attempting to conquer another short novel.