The Toronto Sun called her Canada’s “Queen of Comedy.” Library Journal compared her to Janet Evanovich. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine pegged her “The Canadian Literary Heir to Donald Westlake.” Melodie Campbell got her start writing standup. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award (US), the Arthur Ellis Award (Canada), The Hamilton Reads Award and seven more. She has over 200 publications, including 40 short stories and sixteen novels. Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was an Top 50 bestselling author, sandwiched between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has a Commerce degree from Queen’s University, but it didn’t take well. She has been a bank manager, college instructor, association executive, comedy writer, and possibly the worst runway model ever. She is the former Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. When not writing, she can be found loitering with other faculty at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto.

Melodie is represented by Brenna English-Loeb.