A Bit About Mel

USA TODAY's Best-Selling author, Mel Ballew is a dream weaver, story spinner, and lover of life and laughter. She resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and family, their cat, and two rambunctious German Shepherds. The International bestselling new adult paranormal romance, Shattered Into Beautiful, was Mel's debut book and helped launch her career. When her new adult college-age romance, ShameLess, was released, it shot up the ranks, making Mel's writing career soar. She is also proud to have collaborated with peers as a contributing author to the USA TODAY's Best-Selling Anthology, F*cking Awkward, where all digital proceeds from the project benefited The Bookworm Box and its monthly charities.


A hopeless romantic, Mel prefers to write about love and truly believes 'Romance Is Magick,' finding inspiration for the urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories she crafts through her dream state. Aside from spoiling her fur babies, in real life, Mel enjoys the simple pleasures life has to offer and helps others live a life they, too, deserve. When not writing or mentoring others, you will find her with the love of her life, her husband, investing time in quality friendships, curled up while reading, enjoying all the puppy kisses, and outdoors appreciating nature anyway she's able.  No matter what inspires or entertains her, after a Near-Death Experience in 2009, she now takes life one breath at a time, one day at a time, because she truly understands it is all about the quality of life. For her, we are all one page away from a completely different life, so find what inspires your soul. That makes life worth living. For Mel, the moments that steal our breaths are small miracles of living that are ultimately the sum of our existence. Impacting lives and touching hearts . . .  To her, that's her passion and purpose. It makes life, Simply D'Vine