Melissa is a freelance writer who lives in Sunset Beach. She earned her BA in English and Masters in Liberal Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She’s been a freelance business writer, feature article author, non-fiction essayist, technical editor, entrepreneur, product and brand manager. Her work has appeared in Our State magazine and she is a regular contributor to local publications. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys water sports and coastal living with her husband Bill and 110 lb. rescue dog, aptly named Bear.