was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in various green and grassy parts of Victoria. I moved back to Melbourne for uni and have stuck here ever since, apart from a brief sojourn in London. I spent many childhood summers on an island beach and have a penchant for singing badly in cars and playing songs I love on repeat. To keep things short, I’m a lover of books, cats (the current feline overlords are two torti girls), painting, photography, yarn, music, chocolate, margaritas, Netflix binges and having fun with the imaginary people who run around in my head.

My two great reading loves have always been fantasy and romance. I grew up reading Tolkien alongside L.M. Montgomery and Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones and David Eddings mixed with Heyer, Austen and all the Harlequin and Loveswept books I could find. So I guess it’s inevitable that I wound up writing books that incorporate both genres.

As you may have gathered, when it comes to writing, I cover a few different genres.

As M.J. Scott, I write fantasy . . . . and here’s where to find out more about those books.

As Emma Douglas I write small-town romance . . .  and here’s where to find out more about those books.

As Melanie Scott I write sports romance . . . and here’s where to find out more about those books.

I’m repped by Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Literary agency and all rights queries should be directed to her.

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