Melanie Pickering is an Australian author of genre-blending young adult novels that blur the lines between reality and fiction.
She has always had a vivid imagination and has been penning stories for as long as she can remember. Never satisfied when her favourite books were over, she continued the stories herself (often in cramped and messy handwriting) on the inside of the front and back covers.
After falling down the rabbit hole with Alice, she has been obsessed with twisted reality stories and now feeds her hunger by writing her own.
She lives with her husband, two teenagers and their rescue pets, in beautiful sunny Brisbane, which is in stark contrast to the dark worlds that inhabit her stories. She loves dressing up, and thinks Halloween is terribly underrated.