Writing under the pseudonym Melissa Lurquette, this novel, her first work of fiction, fulfilled her lifelong dream of publishing a book.
Melissa was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. She studied theatre at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, before embarking on an adventure to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. Upon her return to Canada in 1997, she joined forces with some university classmates, and formed a sketch comedy troupe that toured Fringe Festivals across Canada and some of the USA. She shifted gears after her return, and has spent over 15 years in the business world, leading operations teams in a variety of industries in Calgary, Vancouver, and Chilliwack. In 2016, she completed a Masters degree in Leadership, and now splits her time between writing and consulting. Currently living in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada, her fictional novel, "A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy“, is a return to her creative roots.
In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, graphic design, photography, and exploring the island’s hidden gems with her dog, Echo. She looks forward to continuing the story of the Davenport Family, with her next novel, “A Captivating Captive” tentatively scheduled to be released late in 2017.
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