Born in Poland in time to see the iron curtain go down, Mel has since lived in the US, the Netherlands, Belgium, and for the past ten years in the UK. She studied English literature in Poland and in the USA. A storyteller at heart, she wrote her first “book” at the age of eight. It was supposed to be the first one in a series – alas, the sequels never happened.
When she returned to writing, Mel tried her hand at screenplays and filmmaking. She directed several several short films, which screaned at several festivals and brought nominations and awards.
However, the creative freedom of writing fiction proved too tempting. After close to a decade spent working in film, Mel returned to her roots. She is currently working on a science-fiction novel, soon to be submitted to publishers.
And because one should never stop learning, she is now also pursuing a second degree in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences through Open University.