Melissa is an author living in Singapore.  Her book of essays, “Others’ is Not a Race, a genre-blending collection that explores Eurasian culture and identity”, won the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize in the English Creative Nonfiction category. She has worked for 15 years as a journalist and an editor. Her Bachelor's degree in English Literature is from the National University of Singapore. Melissa is currently working on a historical fiction novel.