Melanie P. Smith | Author
Melanie P. Smith is her name. She would not write about herself so I (her husband) offered to write something for her. She reluctantly agreed.
Melanie was born and raised in Utah by a loving LDS family. She attended Dixie College and the University of Phoenix where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She also earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Negotiations from the University of Utah. One summer she got a part-time job as a Student Intern for the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office; she never left. In 2016, she retired after serving most of her career in the Special Operations Division. For many years, she was part of the support staff for the SWAT team and responded on call-outs to man the radio in the SWAT Command Post. She was also a member of the Logistics Unit of the Child Abduction Response Team and worked closely with Search & Rescue, the Mounted Posse, K9 and the Motor Unit.
She has always had an adventurous spirit and has been sky-diving and rappelling. She owns an ATV and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Melanie is patriotic, defends the constitution and believes in honoring our flag (a symbol of American freedom and sacrifice).
One day out of the blue she started writing. She didn't just write a book like any other aspiring writer might, she wrote a seven book series. A paranormal romance series. I asked her where this was coming from. She said she had been thinking about a story for a long time and she finally decided to write it. She didn't intend to let anyone read it. I of course, as her husband, was expected to read it.
Now, no man wants to be put in a position of having to tell their wife she should stick to scrapbooking or needlepoint. As I started in on the first manuscript stressing over how I was going to get out of this one alive, I found myself eagerly turning pages. I couldn't believe it, this was good stuff. Not just kind-a-good... it was really good. I snuck a copy to Melanie's mom, she thought the same thing... This needs to be published!