Melissa Bell


I am a reasonably new author from Brisbane, Australia. I am an avid reader turned writer. I like books more than TV, don’t get me wrong I like movies, but the best movies happen in my head as I get lost inside the pages of a good book. I use life as my inspiration for my work. Generally it’s all in my head fighting to get out. I may see an everyday occurrence and it will trigger an idea. My partner will often come home and tell me of a new work colleague’s and I will write it down to use on a character in one of my novels. I love being an author and would highly recommend that if you have words trapped inside your soul, you should let them out, even if it’s only to leave a review for a book you've read, start a blog, or become an author.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I use my iPhone's 'Notes App' as I can write anywhere and anytime. I never know when ideas, story lines are going to hit. So it goes where I go.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The very first story I read cover to cover was 'To Kill A Mocking Bird'. Before reading it, I hated reading with a passion. After reading it, I found my eyes open to a whole new world. I was about 11 years old at the time.
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Smashwords book reviews by Melissa Bell

  • Restraining An Alpha on July 02, 2014

    This is the continuation from Julie's first book 'The Wild Bone' again the storyline continues to have you turning pages to see what happens next. Very interested to see where the characters and story goes to from here.
  • Lost Innocence: The Accused. Part One on Oct. 12, 2014

    Wow! Fabulously constructed world. It shows you the other side of what a holiday in Thailand could be like, if your not careful. This is the first novel I've read from this author and felt the characters were extremely relatable. The entire story sadly believable in a chilling reality bites kind of way. I highly recommend giving this book a read, I know I will be eager to follow what happens next in this dramatic series.
  • Mary Queen of the Scots: The Forgotten Reign on Aug. 09, 2015

    I found this to be a fascinating read, I would highly recommend this book to those who like to discover what's hidden behind the crowns and swords of historical women.