Melissa Mickelsen was born and raised in Georgia.
She began writing in high school and has published a few short stories in online magazines. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Melissa worked in various jobs, such as a mental health technician at a large hospital and as a serials assistant in a medical library, before pursuing a master’s degree in technical communication and information design from Southern Polytechnic State University.
After that, she worked in Germany writing and designing newsletters for a nonprofit organization. As a military spouse, Melissa lives with her husband and their two children wherever the government sends them.