Mel Sherratt has been a self-described “meddler of words” ever since she can remember. After winning her first writing competition at the age of 11, she has rarely been without a pen in her hand or her nose in a book. Since successfully self-publishing Taunting the Dead and seeing it soar to the rank of number one best-selling police procedural in the Amazon Kindle store in 2012, Mel has gone on to publish three more books in the critically acclaimed The Estate Series.
Mel has written feature articles for The Guardian, the Writers and Artists website, and Writers Forum Magazine, to name just a few, and regularly speaks at conferences, event and talks. She lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and her terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer, with some help from her Twitter fans), and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for her writing.
Her new book, WATCHING OVER YOU is out 14 January 2014. She is represented by Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.
‘There’s a lot of young crime writers that I’ve just met for the first time. There’s one called Mel Sherratt – she’s only on ebook at the moment; she’s very interesting.’ Ian Rankin, We Love This Book, Desert IslandBooks.
‘Hard as nails and full of heart.’ David Mark.
‘Slick debut from a writer to watch out for.’ Mandasue Heller, on TAUNTING THE DEAD.