Melissa Scott Sinclair grew up in a hilltop house in northeast Baltimore. She earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of Delaware, then spent seven years as a reporter for alt-weekly Style in Richmond, Va. and The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. She has written about communes, Confederates, catfish and country bands, and her work has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
Her nonfiction work has been published in Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology. Melissa’s short story “Everything Must Go” appeared in the 2011 anthology Richmond Macabre. She has also served on the board of the James River Writers, a nonprofit that inspires and connects the writing community in central Virginia.