Melody was born and raised in Las Cruces, southern New Mexico, but spent a few years "growing up" on Guam and in the Philippines. A graduate of New Mexico State University (B.S. Education), she is also a graduate of the University of New Mexico (M.A. Education). Melody taught in Albuquerque until leaving the classroom to become a full-time freelance writer.
A deep love of anything cowboy and Old West creates a fertile playground for her imagination. After spending ten years with the New Mexico Gunfighters Association, she learned what it feels like going toe to toe with a revolver-wielding sheriff. Being both "good guy" and "bad guy" gives her a firsthand feel for what her western characters experience.
Melody is a contributing editor for Round Up magazine for Western Writers of America. She is also a contributing writer for "American Westward Expansion," a collegiate history encyclopedia. She also writes for Wild West, True West, New Mexico and other magazines.
When not writing, she's busy playing rhythm guitar with the Jammy Time Band.
Books By Melody Groves
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Showdown at Pinos Altos: The Colton Brothers Saga
Award-winning author Melody Groves brings back the Colton Brothers for another action-packed, show-stopping adventure! Andy Colton, the youngest of...View full details
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Lady of the Law: A Maud Overstreet Novel
Women in the 1870s have little control over their lives and the women of Dry Creek, California, look to Sheriff Maud Overstreet, a thirty-something...View full details
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Trail to Tin Town: The Colton Brothers Saga
The exciting action and adventure western series from award-winning author Melody Groves and starring the Colton Brothers continues! Despite battli...View full details