Melinda Snodgrass studied opera at the Conservatory of Vienna in Austria, graduated from U.N.M. with a degree in history, and went on to Law School. She practiced for three years, and discovered that while she loved the law she hated lawyers so she began writing science fiction novels.
In 1988 she accepted a job on Star Trek: TNG, and began her Hollywood career where she has worked on staff on numerous shows — Reasonable Doubts, Profiler, and has written numerous television pilots and feature films. Presently she is the Executive Producer on the upcoming Wild Cards TV series. She is also the co-editor and writes for the Wild Cards series with George R.R. Martin.
In the prose world she has finished the third book in her five book Space Opera series for Titan Books and is working on book 4. Book 1— THE HIGH GROUND was published in July 2016, book two IN EVIL TIMES will be released July 2017. She's can't say she's enjoying how fragile women's rights actually are, but she is fascinated with that issue as well as issues of class and how it effects governments.
The three books in the EDGE series which explore the war between science and rationality and superstition and religion — THE EDGE OF REASON, THE EDGE OF DARKNESS and THE EDGE OF DAWN are currently available from Tor and Titan Books.
For fun she rides her dressage horses, plays video games and spends a lot of time in the gym.