Melody at Work

Incontrovertibly a word nerd, Melody started her writing career producing stacks of stories bound with staples and illustrated with waxy drawings. She kicked off the new year in 2019 by joining the MarketPlace team as a writer and was thrown into the fold from day one, doing everything from writing social posts to editing video scripts and brand stories (sans waxy drawing).




Melody earned her degree in English Literature from Webster University with a double major in Education. After a stint in corporate America working in IT, Melody made a self-proclaimed triumphant return to writing. She worked for herself for ten years, managing marketing and writing copy for several businesses and has ghostwritten several books. She also teaches fiction writing and literature at a local community college and speaks on panels about pop-culture and writing.

Melody at Home

If she doesn’t have her nose in a book (comic or traditional), she’s likely binge-watching documentaries, zeitgeist-y TV shows, and movies. Or running (outside). She often drags her husband and two children to comic book conventions and/or to find breakfast foods. Since moving from gas to electric, her cooking hobby has turned into a hobby of apologizing for what she is about to serve. A life-long music lover, Melody is convinced that everyone is a David Bowie fan, they just don’t know it yet.



I am a designophile; I devour all of the home design shows. One year my husband bought me plastic to go under the furniture so I could move it around as often as I wished. We recently moved, and nothing makes me happier than finding a purpose for an empty room and the perfect pieces of furniture to complement the room’s function. I have redecorated our living room four times in the last year and will quietly admit to getting a creamy espresso drink and wandering around hardware stores for hours while listening to podcasts.

Memorable Meal

Some of Melody’s favorite meals involve enough curry to make you cry, including but not limited to the 23.03 at Pho Grand in St. Louis and the Khao Soi at Ramen Tei in Ballwin, MO.

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.

- Neil Gaiman