Smooth warmth presses to my ear

as I hear security in your pounding,

beating heart. Fragility, reliability,

a power plant in repose.

You’ve gone away from me

but left a reminder that you’ll return

when your soaring is done.


Melody Scott was born in San Diego, California and raised in Riverside, California, a town near Los Angeles. She graduated from California Polytechnic College in Pomona, California and was employed by the Press Enterprise Newspapers for six years.

After marrying and moving to Cumming, Georgia, she became enamored of the land and obtained her Georgia Real Estate license in 1978. Buying and selling, moving and investing became a way of life until she was drawn to write novels about the land, the history of which still holds a mystique for her.

Melody has had several short stories published in various magazines such as Confection, The Lyric, Promises to Keep, Woman, Horizon Magazine and the North Georgia Star. She was accepted by the Atlanta Prose Stage to read at the Decatur Book Festival in 2011 as well as the Dahlonega Book Fair hosted by North Georgia College and State University in 2011.

Her first novel, Auraria Dead, is a real estate mystery that pairs land use and its history with a fast-paced story that is entertaining and nested in historical significance. Her acrylic paintings, wall murals and watercolors are becoming known among the north Georgia art community.

Today she lives in Dawsonville, GA, is a licensed Realtor and belongs to her local Board of Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce, two writing groups, a book club, Sisters In Crime and Southeastern Mystery Writers of America.

She managed to remain married to the same saint of a husband and now has two adult children and three grandchildren traipsing the same land about which she writes.