Melanie Myers is a Brisbane-based writer, academic, and occasional actor. She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts. Her short fiction and articles have been published in a variety of publications, including Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Arena Magazine, Griffith Review and Hecate. In 2018, she won the Queensland Literary Awards Glendower Award for an Emerging Writer. In 2020, she was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards – Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance and The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award. She is the former artistic director of Reality Bites Festival, a non-fiction writers’ festival based on the Sunshine Coast.