Melissa Wathington


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.

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LOVE BYTES: Volume 1 Tales of Inspiration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
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.
Miracle Of The Season
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
You never know where your next blessing is coming from…...
The Heart Never Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
As an unlikely couple crosses over from friendship to love, they find their true destiny...
Sister Lost, Sister Found
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
A seasoned reporter encounters tragic personal loss, questioning her faith until she receives a powerful answer...
The Right Choice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Coming face to face with a painful breakup gives a troubled couple the strength to move on ...
Shadow Of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Can a new found love withstand the test of trials found in the shadows?
A Knight's Illusion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
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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