About Me


Nebraska native Melissa Amateis grew up on a farm near Bridgeport, Nebraska. She holds a BA in history from Chadron State College and an MA in history from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Amateis lives with her teenage daughter, a rambunctious lab/collie mix appropriately named Blitz, and the three research assistants, a.k.a the cats, in eastern Nebraska.


Melissa is represented by Marlene Stringer of the Stringer Literary Agency.