Melissa Nicole Burnett


Melissa N. Burnett enjoys a 20 year career in the field of sales where she works as a Regional Manager for a legal corporation. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Management specialization from Chancellor University, and later earned a Masters degree in Psychology from Capella University.

As a child, Melissa wrote stories for her own personal reading and enjoyment. By the time she entered high school she shelved her stories to focus on other interests like singing, modeling and liturgical dancing.

In 2001, after losing her beloved aunt to cancer she found herself writing again as a way of healing. At that same time she pursued a degree in psychology with hopes of becoming a psychologist and helping others overcome their personal issues. A year later she completed a novel on her late aunt’s life and found the writing process enjoyable.

During her studies she realized there were a lot of emotionally damaged women still struggling with their childhood issues. This prompted her to write a series of four novels about four adult women falling in love while learning to heal from past traumatic situations. Melissa is optimistic that her stories will touch someone’s life and inspire them to choose a positive path to healing.

Melissa is a native of Cleveland, Ohio where she resides with her family. She loves high-heel shoes, giving hugs, playing “Just Dance” on Wii, going to music concerts, theatre and theme parks. She enjoys traveling, reading, writing, listening and dancing to music, watching movies and spending time with family and close friends.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I published "When the Love is Gone", a Music from the Soul novel in the spring of 2012. The series has three other novels that I'm currently editing and planning to publish soon. After that series is complete, I plan to finish writing four other partially written novels that I've been working on, and publish them all as well.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love to read so I am open to reading any genre so long as it is interesting. I do not have a favorite author but I enjoy reading books by the following authors:

Michael Baisden, P.C. Cast, Zuri Day, Susan Fales-Hill, Emily Giffin, RM Johnson, Dwayne S. Joseph, Richelle Mead, Stephenie Meyers, Mary Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Francis Ray, Sister Souljah, Blair Underwood and Carl Weber
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Where to find Melissa Nicole Burnett online


When the Love is Gone (Music from the Soul)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,670. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Angela “Angie” Phelps-Frank grew up in a dysfunctional home where her only means of coping was through music and her father’s love. Their bond stirs bitterness and jealousy in her mother, creating a life-long wedge between them. When her father is murdered, Angie is bereft. She becomes angry, afraid, confrontational, and always ready for a good fight. She’s also always ready for a good man.

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