mel_mrstaypuftMelanie Fletcher is an expatriate Chicagoan who currently lives in North Dallas with her husband the Bodacious Brit™ and their five fabulous furbags JJ, Jessica, Jeremy, Jemma, and Jasmine, known collectively as the J Crew.

When not herding five cats and an engineer, she turns into SF Writer Girl and has the SFWA membership card to prove it. She has been writing professionally since 1995 and her short fiction can be found in a variety of anthologies and online zines. She is currently editing her first full-length novel, an alternate history mystery.