Melissa Wathington has had over 20 years in the writing industry. A college graduate with both an AA and BA in Journalism, she has worked as layout editor and content editor for three college newspapers, as well as two county papers. Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly have featured her writing and she's done numerous freelance editing jobs. She served as editor in chief for two national magazines, Street and Ultimate Black Hair, was a book reviewer for over 4 years at The Romance Readers Connection and has had numerous short stories and two books self-published under the pseudonym, Elissa Scott Kyle.
In 2007, Melissa, along with partner and fellow author Rae Lori opened up Lavender Isis Publishing, a print and e-book publisher which served over 20 authors. Some of their biggest sellers included "A Wild Love" by Rose Paisley, "The Red Storm" by Zinnia Hope and "Love to Behold" by Sammie Ward. Although they closed their doors in summer of 2008, the company
is still well known and highly respected in the e-publishing community.
Melissa is writing full time, seeking representation for her work. She does freelance editing, nanny duties and runs the Homebound Hugs website, a site for homebound kids. Her faith also plays a big part in her life and she looks forward to doing some motivational speaking to those dealing with disabilities.
Where to find Melissa Wathington online
LOVE BYTES: Volume 1 Tales of Inspiration
Love Bytes: Volume 1 is a collection of short stories meant to entertain and encourage. They are a sampling of what love means to me—love of God, love of a child, love of family, love of a soul mate.
The Heart Never Lies
As an unlikely couple crosses over from friendship to love, they find their true destiny...
Sister Lost, Sister Found
A seasoned reporter encounters tragic personal loss, questioning her faith until she receives a powerful answer...
The Right Choice
Coming face to face with a painful breakup gives a troubled couple the strength to move on ...
Shadow Of Love
Can a new found love withstand the test of trials found in the shadows?
A Knight's Illusion
After facing the loss of her parents and her first love, Lisette Adams meets Mr. Right and finally feels as if her life is turning around. When devastating secrets come out, she must find the courage to find where her heart really belongs.
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Smashwords book reviews by Melissa Wathington
- Voice of Abandon
on July 01, 2011
This story is utter romance, from start to finish. The author does a wonderful job weaving you into this tale, letting you feel the emotions of the characters. I fell in love with this story on first read and have re-read it many times since. 5 stars