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Melissa Ohnoutka's interest in writing started back in the seventh grade as a way to escape and create new worlds where she was in control. To this day, she finds something magical about being in total control.  In her stories anyway.


Melissa became serious about the publishing aspect of her career after finishing her third manuscript and attending her first Romance Writers of America Conference in Dallas, Texas back in 2007. That experince hooked her for life. Finding others to share her love of writing, so eager and willing to support and encourage her madness, was the best adrenaline rush ever.


Although Romantic Suspense will forever be her first love, she also enjoys writing young adult and children’s books for a change of pace. An element of suspense and mystery drive these stories as well.


Born and raised in Texas, she loves to dream big and believes good conquers all. Writing may be her passion, but her husband and three kids will always be her greatest blessings.


When not hard at work crafting her next novel, Melissa loves spending time with the family, camping, snow skiing, and to inspire her pesky creative muse, photography and painting.


Melissa is an active member of Romance Writers of America®, RWA Kiss of Death and Northwest Houston RWA®.


*Look for her next novel in the fall of 2016 from Entangled Publishing.


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