Melissa Kendall is a forty year-old mother of two. She lives in Perth Western Australia the second most isolated capital city in the world with the nearest city over 2000km away. Predominantly a stay-at-home mum, she works a few hours a week as a software support consultant. She has always loved to read and write, and spent most of her teens writing poetry and short stories. Over the years, daily life got in the way and she lost the passion for it, but after the birth of her first child, Melissa discovered e-books and her interest in writing rekindled. She is now the author of six published short stories. Matronly Duties is her first full-length novel.