Melissa Karibian grew up obsessed with reading.
What she wished for more than anything was to be able to see herself in the worlds she immersed herself in. Now, she aims to add to the growing collection of sapphic stories out there so that hopefully others can see themselves in her characters.
Melissa was born and raised in New York, where she grew up with both Hispanic and Armenian culture. She studied at Stony Brook University where she got her degree in Psychology. She is currently studying Behavioral Neuroscience at the graduate level. Her writing tends to contrast her studies, filled with fantastical worlds and of course, women with swords.
When she’s not writing, Melissa loves to read young adult fantasy and any genre with queer characters. She also enjoys watching all kinds of movies, ranging from rom coms to Disney movies to action and horror (somehow, her top three comfort films are “Coraline”, “Captain America: the Winter Soldier”, and “17 Dresses").
Melissa continues to live in New York with a threatening, growing tower of to-be-read books.