Project Description

Melissa Ashley author of The Birdman's Wife and The Bee and the Orange Tree

Photo: David Merrylees

Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland. She has published a collection of poems, The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife, which has been printed in three formats and sold more than 30,000 copies since release. Melissa’s second novel, The Bee and the Orange Tree, will be published in November 2019 with Affirm Press.

Melissa Ashley’s Website
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Titles by Melissa Ashley

The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley
The Birdman's Wife B format paperback by Melissa Ashley