About

7204_591376024208950_1569178338_n Wife and mother of 3,  Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy, The Guardians of Summerfeld series, Rainfall & The Traveler. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in English in 2000. Melissa is also the current editor for Authors Magazine. She lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, South Africa, and is hard at work on her latest book.

The Legacy Trilogy is published by the main-stream publisher, Tracey McDonald Publishers. Melissa has also written an independent novel entitled Rainfall, a psychological romance, and a science-fiction, action-adventure called The Traveler. Her latest release, the Guardians of Summerfeld Series, is a contemporary fantasy series.

An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop “watching from the sidelines” and to do what is her passion. She released her first novel in 2013.

 

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  1. Hello Melissa,
    I have been reading posts on your facebookpage and your blog.
    I love your prose. Congratulations on your novel. I have recently published my novel,
    Seeing Again: Through the Eyes of a Child. Do you happen to do reviews on novels and blog? If so, would you consider reviewing mine?
    Wishing you much luck on all your endeavors. I too am working on the sequel to Seeing Again. It was the same for me. I was driving home and the story just came to me and until I gave in to writing it, I could not sleep properly.

    Best wishes,
    Margie Vieira

    • Hi Margie,
      So nice to meet another author. Shew, its a tough job this book marketing!
      Unfortunately I don’t think I would be much help in marketing your book, I do not have hardly enough “pull” but I am more than happy to read it.
      I had a look on Amazon, but there is no Kindle/ebook version?
      Regards
      Melissa

  2. Liss,

    You are an absolute inspiration. Mother of 3, full time company owner (trucking company at that), amazing wife, loving daughter and most of all the best sister one could wish for. We have a natural fighting spirit, earned from a mother who fought for us all, which I don’t doubt will always drive you to success.

    I love you lots and really hope your novel gets all the attention it so rightly deserves.

    All my love,

    Shel

    • Your mother was indeed a fighter and an amazing ballerina and an absolute inspiration to me when I was growing up.

  3. Hi Mellisa
    your story with regards to the ENT had me in stiches.
    im sorry I hadnt realised that you were an author. I was about to suggest that you take up writing as a full time job.
    thx for the good laugh. its stories like this that makes you realise the power of humour.

  4. Hi Melissa, your book actually came to my attention because it arrived in-store and I didn’t know about it! (I work for Exclusive Books, and I’m proud to say that our Kolonnade branch has the largest SFF-section in the group) 🙂 Just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased to see your book and will definitely sell the copies we have. 🙂 My debut (first in an Epic Fantasy trilogy) will be published in April next year by Fox and Raven Publishing. 🙂 If you’d like to exchange guest-posts or interviews I’d love to host you some time. 🙂
    D

    • Hi Dave!
      Thanks so much for getting in touch, I’m thrilled that The Legacy has found its way to an avid SF reader/seller!
      Absolutely, lets guest post!
      All the best for your new book – I will definitely check it out! But you better be quick with the rest of the series – I’m a series addict and HATE waiting 😉
      If you message me on FB, we can swap emails and liaise that way 🙂
      Melissa

  5. Hi Melissa,
    Only just joined, I can SO relate! Also have 3 kids too with a full time job.
    You’re such an inspiration, congrats! ENT story made my day!

    Looking forward to reading all your material.
    All my best.

    • Hi Andile!
      Thanks so much for getting in touch! I love meeting more mother-of-3’s, it makes me happy when I’m not alone 🙂
      So happy to have you join!
      xxx

  6. Uptonius.
    Absolutely brilliant xx I am so proud of you my friend. You truly are an amazing woman. Not a bad writer either. Heehee xxx Rainfall .. Unbelievable! Gripping to the last line, well done Can’t wait for the next one.

  7. Hi Melissa
    I have not yet managed to get my hands on one of your books yet, but after reading your remarks on your blog let me tell you I cannot wait to get my grubby little paws on them.
    Brilliant!

  8. Hi Melissa,
    I simply devoured your 2 books – The Legacy & The Legend – with ferocity and I hungrily await for your 3rd book in the series to be released. Wow, your dystopian books are awesome, well written, thoroughly enjoyable and I am bouncing up and down for the release of your 3rd in the series. You do us South Africans proud and I am stunned that you have been hiding your amazing talent for writing such a wowee series – Sigh…I could have had more of your books to read if you wrote earlier…..that is just me being greedy for more..! Please do not stop writing and thank you for keeping it in book print. To your publishers, HURRY up and get Melissa’s books published as I need to satiate my hunger for more! You have a FAN …..Patsy♥

  9. Hi Melissa,
    I am a 15 year old girl that has read every book you have written and have thoroughly enjoyed them. My step-mom introduced me to your books when I was 13, and I have since then read every single one of them! I would just like to thank you for writing you books and I’m probably being a bit of a fan girl when I say your books have changed my life! I can’t wait for you to release other books and so I can read them! You have brought me and my step-mom a thing to bond over and I am extremely grateful.
    Thank you so much.
    Your fan
    Caitlyn.

  10. Loved The Traveler and wondering if there will be a sequel. There seem to be so many more story arcs in the first novel. Loved it and all of the characters. A book set on Venon would be very interesting. Thank you.

    • Hi Sue,
      There will indeed be a sequel! I am finishing up a work in progress and then back to Venon we go!
      xxx

    • Hi Patty,
      I cannot be sure of dates, but I will be writing it as soon as I finish my current work in progress! Thank you so much for contacting me, I do hope the wait is not too bad 🙁

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