English literature, folklore, mythology, Anthropology, history, animals, organic gardening
English literature, folklore, mythology, Anthropology, history, animals, organic gardening, environment, climate change, biological sciences, art, and psychology
Melissa Monks attended the University of Utah where she studied English literature, creative writing, and Anthropology. She came a few credits shy of graduating when she had to move from Utah to California for work.
Melissa Monks is an avid gardener, specializing in organic, small-scale food production. She runs her own garden and has experience with both heirloom and hybrid plants. She also produces her own compost. She has written extensively about all aspects of gardening, from preparation to harvest, and all the steps in-between.
Melissa Monks has experience with many types of pets and has extensive knowledge of wild animals, too. Her experience includes hands on training as a volunteer for the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as direct care of her own animals. She has experience with both animal behavior and health, including dog training and post surgery care.
Melissa Monks is a prolific writer covering subjects as varied as gardening, pet care, nature, home improvement, pest management, and geology. She is a quick and capable researcher with an efficient writing style. Her industry experience has taught her that good communication with clients is the most important aspect of successful writing.