About Melonie

Melonie is a proud military wife and homeschooling mother currently navigating the waters of her spouse’s retirement from active duty service and her youngest child’s high school years.

As an author and editor, her work has appeared in a variety of media, both online and in print, from poetry anthologies and trade journals to magazines and books. She has worked with clients on everything from a quick proof of ad copy and banners to lengthy manuscripts.

As a wellness professional, she teaches across a broad spectrum: her yoga classes and guided relaxation offerings focus on physical fitness and mental health, while her firearms trainings and emergency skills classes assist those inspired to become better prepared citizens of more resilient communities.

Trying to find her offline? She is most likely curled up with a book or out for a walk with her family!


Current works in progress are:

  • The Tacti-Cozy Stories” ~ a satirical blog for readers who enjoy “prepper” fiction and cozy mysteries
  • Prepare Anywhere ~ for those who wish to increase their family’s preparedness no matter what season of life or neighborhood they are in. (Nonfiction.)
  • Baker’s Dozen ~ a YA novel about a group of teens camping in the Pacific Northwest, unable to return home after a 9.0 earthquake devastates the I-5 corridor.
  • Preschool at Home: Why Pay to Play? ~ a resource manual drawing from the homeschooling community; for parents who would prefer to keep their children home for their younger years, but may or may not plan to homeschool during the school years.