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 Collage 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. She is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division and is part of the support staff for the SWAT team. She responds on call-outs and mans the radio in the SWAT Command Post. She is also on the logistics team of the Child Abduction Response Team and works 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, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and several guns. She believes in the 2nd Amendment and has a Conceal Carry Permit.
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!