Melodie has a Commerce degree from Queen's University, but it didn't take well. She has been a bank manager, marketing director, college instructor, comedy writer and possibly the worst runway model ever.
Melodie got her start writing comedy. In 1999 she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications, including 40 short stories and has won 6 awards for short fiction. Her first novel, Rowena Through the Wall, is an Amazon bestseller. Melodie was a finalist for the 2012 Derringer Award and Arthur Ellis Award, and is the General Manager of Crime Writers of Canada.
In marketing Cynthia wrote promotional, packaging and communications materials; penned articles for business periodicals; and a chapter of How to Successfully Do Business in Canada. Currently a member of Crime Writers of Canada, she has one award for fiction and has been a writing contest judge. Best of all for a mystery writer, Cynthia has received a York Regional Police Citizens Awareness Program certificate, presented and signed by Julian Fantino, former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
In addition, Cynthia grows vegetables in her backyard, makes recipes with tofu, and speaks English-accented French with husband Yves. Visit Cynthia's blog (in the voice of character Becki Green) at vegetariandetective.blogspot.com.