Melanie is represented by Celeste Fine and her team at Sterling Lord Literistic. For publishing and literary inquiries, please visit


Melanie studied in the literary-based “Thematic Option” honors program at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Melanie presented in the annual Thematic Option Research Conference, received the Louise Kerckhoff scholarship for her paper “Charcot's Oppressive Hysteria: Vindicated Today?,” and contributed her “Diary of A Crazy Woman” editorial series to the Delta Kappa Alpha film fraternity’s newsletter. She later Melanie published the #1 Amazon best seller, The What When Wine Diet: Paleo and Intermittent Fasting for Health and Weight Loss.  With the success of the book, she signed with her dream literary agent, Celeste Fine and her team at Sterling Lord Literistic, for a re-release of a substantially updated version of her book, What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, and Wine 


Melanie holds a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), and is certified as a Wine Specialist by the internationally renowned Wine And Spirits Education Trust (WSET), achieving a perfect score for Level II.  She actively researches medical literature to stay current on the science of health. Melanie’s obsession with the science of fat burning began after many failed dietary escapades. When she stumbled upon the substantial and healthy means of weight loss via dietary composition (low carb/Paleo) and timing (intermittent fasting), it sparked a fire to perfect a dietary lifestyle for effortless weight management and health. Melanie’s health and fitness knowledge comes from tireless research and self-experimentation.