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“What is profound about Melissa’s books is that because of her personal connection with the storylines, the things that have happened in her life, she can actually tackle complexities of missing people. She can show us what it’s like to feel hopeful, and also despair and what it’s like to feel hopelessness.” – Debbie Platz, AFP Assistant Commissioner
“Every now and then a writer comes along whose words raise the hair on the back of your neck, not because they’re scary but because the words so perfectly describe the scene, you’re inescapably right in there seeing what the characters are seeing and feeling exactly what they’re feeling.” – Annabelle Brayley, Australian author of Bush Doctors & Vietnam Nurses
WATCH: Trailer for FOUND
LISTEN: Melissa speaks publicly for the first time about Ursula being found with Laura Tchilinguirian on ABC Canberra, July 2017
Melissa says: At the heart of my writing is a desire to help the broader community understand what it’s like when someone you love goes missing. Since I published Write About Me, my life has been a rollercoaster with a fresh investigation into Ursula’s case where I have swung from hope to despair then back to hope again. As I look back on all my books, I can see they are pavements for the path I am on.
Readers say: ‘I’m up in Darwin for a conference and I brought your 2nd novel FIND ME with me to read… Except that I finished it before I even got off the flight!! I couldn’t put it down! I love Rhiannon… Even had to hide the tears on the plane in some bits. I loved it, soooo good. Can’t wait to read the next one now (except I left it at home!)’ – Natalie Godward
AFP Missing Persons
The Australian Federal Police endorse Melissa’s fiction writing work for its role in raising awareness for the missing.
“What is profound about Melissa’s books is that because of her personal connection with the storylines, the things that have happened in her life, she can actually tackle complexities of missing people. She can show us what it’s like to feel hopeful, and also despair and what it’s like to feel hopelessness. Melissa is also an advocate for missing persons, an Ambassador for Daniel Morcombe Foundation, and by what I can see tonight here with her family and friends, she is really well respected and loved by everybody who comes across her. I know for a fact that the people at the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre are deeply indebted to Melissa for the work she has done, and love spending time with her.” – Debbie Platz, AFP Assistant Commissioner
“Melissa’s books are the best form of getting in touch with people who are suffering ambiguous loss. I’m a trained counsellor and the best form of counselling for families of missing persons is via other families in a like situation. Our role with the AFP is to support families of missing people, and we met Melissa a couple of years ago when she released her first novel, Write About Me. The AFP is very happy to support Melissa and her books.”- AFP National Missing Persons Coordination Centre team leader Rebecca Kotz
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Thank you to all the Australian stockists & bookstores who have Melissa Pouliot’s books on their shelves! We are adding new stores all the time and if you are a bookstore and would like to stock her books, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie’s Books on Peregian
Harry Hartog, Woden (ACT)
Merimbula Collins Bookstore
Montague Coffee Narooma
Hooked on Books Batemans Bay
Mermaids of Bermagui
Redrock Books and Gallery, Horsham