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Fast FAQ's About Melanie
  • Melanie grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney
  • Melanie read her first Mills & Boon novel when she was 17
  • Melanie has now published over 70 full-length novels for Harlequin Mills & Boon and her books are regularly released in several different countries, including Australia, the U.S., and the U.K.
  • Melanie currently lives with her family in Hobart, Tasmania.
Did You Know?
  • Melanie knew she was going to marry her husband on their second date.
  • Melanie learnt to swim as an adult and after some great coaching, she went from a non-swimmer to National Top Ten in Master’s Swimming plus several State records.
  • Melanie also has a passion for the needs of children and animals and is active in supporting the Australian Children’s Foundation.
Career Highlights
  • In 2003, Melanie became the first (not previously published) Australian author in ten years to be contracted to Harlequin Mills & Boon Presents.
  • Melanie is a three-time ARRA finalist and an eight-time CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner.
  • Melanie was the winner of the ARRA Favourite Category/Series Romance for 2008.
  • Melanie is an active member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, and the Australian Romance Readers Association.
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Awards & Recognition
  • 2017 Finalist in Romance Writers of Australia R*BY award—Unwrapping His Convenient Fiancee
  • 2017 Finalist in Romance Writers of Australia R*BY award—The Most Scandalous Ravensdale
  • Nominated for Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year for Short Sexy Category Romance—The Most Scandalous Ravensdale
  • Nominated for Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year for Short Sexy Category Romance—Unwrapping His Convenient Fiancee
  • 2016 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Finalist—Ravensdale's Defiant Captive
  • RWNZ Koru Award of Excellence in 2015—Flirting With The Socialite Doc
  • 2015 Holt Medallion Winner—At No Man's Command
  • 2014 Holt Medallion Award of Merit—Never Say No to A Caffarelli
  • 2014 Finalist in Romance Writers of Australia R*BY award—Never Say No to A Caffarelli
  • 2013 Finalist in Romance Writers of Australia R*BY award—Enemies at the Altar
  • 2013 Booksellers Best Award Finalist—Enemies at the Altar
  • 2013 Australian Romance Readers Association nomination for Most Popular Category Romance Novel—Deserving of His Diamonds?
  • 2012 Romantic Times Top Pick—Deserving of His Diamonds?
  • 2012 R*BY Finalist—The Wedding Charade
  • 2011 R*BY Winner—The Doctor's Rebel Knight
  • 2011 R*BY Finalist—The Unclaimed Baby
  • 2011 CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner—The Man With the Locked Away Heart
  • 2010 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—The Mélendez Forgotten Marriage
  • 2010 Holt Medallion Award of Merit—Castellano's Mistress of Revenge
  • 2010 Australian Romance Readers Award: Favourite Short Category Romance—The Unclaimed Baby
  • 2009 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—The Future King's Love-Child
  • 2009 Bookseller’s Best Short Contemporary Category Finalist—The Surgeon Boss's Bride
  • 2009 Australian Romance Readers Awards Finalist | Favourite Short Category Romance—The Marcolini Blackmail Marriage
  • 2009 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—The Marcolini Blackmail Marriage
  • 2008 Australian Romance Readers Awards Winner | Favourite Short Category Romance—The Marciano Love-Child
  • 2007 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—Bedded And Wedded For Revenge
  • 2007 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—Her Man of Honour
  • 2007 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—In Her Boss's Special Care
  • 2006 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner—The Virgin's Price
  • 2005 CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award—The Blackmail Pregnancy
  • Second Place —2000 Romance Writers of Australia Emma Darcy Award
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