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About Author Melissa Mitchell

Melissa is a physics PhD by day and fantasy writer by night. She obtained her doctorate from the University of California and currently lives in Georgia with her husband and fur babies. She is a Senior Design Engineer for a large North American lighting company designing optics for lights.


On her weekends, she spends her time reading and writing. She has a passion for creating intricate worlds with exciting characters. While fantasy is her favorite genre, she enjoys dabbling in paranormal romance, science fiction, and steampunk.

Melissa got her start on Wattpad where she has over 120,000 followers. Her book Talon the Black (in its unpublished form) has over 4 MILLION reads on Wattpad. It was the call for physical copies that drove her to the world of indie publishing. Writing and publishing is a hobby, but she hopes to make it a full time job some day.


Melissa is best known for her Dragonwall Series, a set of seven books  still in progress. The first three books are published and can be purchased through her website, Amazon, and bookstores worldwide. Melissa is also working on a steampunk assassin series that she hopes to query in early 2022.


Melissa is an avid reader and book reviewer. She reads 2 to 3 books per week and reviews for large publishing companies via ARCs and backlist titles. She has an active blog where she posts her book reviews, as well as writing tips, and miscellaneous topics, like how to spray edges on all your favorite books. 


Review Requests: CLOSED for indie books; OPEN for trad publishing companies. More about Melissa's review request policies HERE on her blog under "Book Ranking System/Review Policy." **If you are an indie author and you have a published fantasy novel with a professional cover and professional editing, and would like to solicit a review, please contact Melissa at her review-req email with your request. Physical copy required if she agrees. (

Finally, Melissa is an avid bookstagrammer on Instagram where she has over 3000 followers and counting. Consider following her Instagram for tons of bookish fun, reviews, and book giveaways. Here are some of her latest posts: