Melissa Cole is a writer renowned for her deep commitment to historical research.

Inspired by the forgotten victims of the Ukrainian famine known as the Holodomor, her debut historical fiction title, “A Grain of Hope,” captivates readers with its poignant portrayal of human suffering and resilience.

As a survivor of a life-altering heart attack in 2018, she brings a unique perspective to her storytelling, infusing her work with resilience, empathy, and an unwavering commitment to providing her readers with tales of survival.

Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Florida, Cole’s 25-year career has seen her excel as a writer and editor at international advertising firms and textbook publishing companies. Additionally, she has made her mark in the publishing world by launching her own family-focused magazine.

Beyond her literary achievements, she is a passionate advocate for animal welfare, dedicating her time and energy to tirelessly championing the rights of animals in need. When she’s not immersed in writing or spending cherished moments with her family, she can often be found indulging in her other passions, including reading, plant-based cooking and baking, as well as caring for her rescue cats.

Melissa Cole currently resides in Florida, USA, with her husband, children, and beloved feline companions.