Melissa's second novel, Killing
Darcy, was written for teenagers, and won the Aurora
Prize of the Royal Blind Society. Her third novel, Hard
Yards(UQP) concerns the aftermath of a death in custody.
It was shortlisted for the Courier-Mail Book of the Year
in 2001, as well as the NSW Premier's Award. Too
Flash, a teenage novel about class and friendship, was
released by IAD
Press, Alice Springs, in late 2002.