Melanie Hyland Salter is the author of the popular Freedom Series, with the first instalment, Dove, being shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2013. Other books include A Rose By Any Other Name, and Doorways, an anthology of award-winning short stories.
Her fast-paced fiction, and high-tension plotlines play with imagery, metaphor, and poetic rhythm to create passages that flashbulb in the reader’s mind, while her moral themes encourage readers to question the way they live and appreciate what they have.
The short stories in this anthology have won first prize, been published in Dark Edifice, and were Highly Commended by the Australian Community Writers Inc and NYC Midnight’s Short Story Challenge 2014.
Melanie holds a BA in Writing, and a Diploma of Professional Writing. With a loving husband, who happily takes care of the household so she can write, Melanie lives in Adelaide with her three kids, two dogs, an army of cats, and a sheep named Harry Potter.