Born in 1989 Melissa Bateman is a book lover and baking enthusiast. Born in rural Kent in the late 1980’s, her childhood playground was her grandparents’ farm where she shared adventures with her sister and her favourite farm cat, Tink.
Melissa began writing Daughter of Ibany in the summer of 2013, and worked on it steadily over the next three years.
Among her favourite authors are J.K Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Phillipa Gregory. Her hobbies include cinema trips, baking, seeing stand up comedy shows and watching historical and natural world documentaries, especially David Attenborough.
Her love of writing was discovered at school on short story assignments and also history projects. She has long had a love for visiting historical houses and castles to see the homes of her favourite historical figures.
She is a food lover with a sweet tooth who loves an excuse to go out for dinner.