Real Writers Committed to Creative Storytelling.
All of our contributors have a passion for storytelling. With varying educational backgrounds in creative writing, journalism, English, and more, our writers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with others who have the same passion.
Mel Beasley – Owner
Believe in your story. If you don’t cry at the sad parts, you didn’t pour in enough of you.”
Mel is the creator and editor for Melbee Academy, as well as the marketing guru that gets the platform out into the world. He has around 8 years of experience in digital marketing and got his BFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He’s currently working on a fiction novel.
Shaley Moreira – Writer
Shaley is an aspiring author and avid reader. She began her Instagram page @2reador2write in order to share her two greatest passions: reading and writing. When she’s not working on her novel, she’s busy reading others! She loves sharing her thoughts on books she’s read and creating “book art” which consists of making shapes and scenes out of books and attempting to squash herself into weird and challenging positions! When she’s not making crazy book shapes, writing or reading, she’s attempting to keep her curious 18-month-old alive and out of trouble as a stay at home mom.
Lee Iapalucci – Videographer
Lee is a photographer and videographer who has a passion for storytelling through visual art. He enjoys travel photo and video and has plans to
capture the world through a lens a lot more in the near future. He currently lives on the east coast and works full time as a marketing coordinator for a university, while occasionally collaborating with Melbee Academy to shoot video author interviews. He enjoys outdoor adventures, working out, and deep conversations.
Emmi Conner – Writer
Nothing has informed my writing as much as my reading…”
Emmi is the academic writer for Melbee Academy, focusing on essay formatting. She holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She’s been published in Adelaide Literary Magazine, and Atlantis Magazine.
Rachelle Scott – Writer
Rachelle obtained her BFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in popular fiction and publishing at Emerson College. In addition to her contributions to Melbee, Rachelle teaches adult learning courses in English and history.
Beasley Nester – Writer
Beasley is native to North Carolina but claims no town as her own. She has her BFA in creative writing and a certificate of publication from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she also minored in Spanish. When she’s not writing or traveling, she’s out having adventures with her beloved pup, Sally. Beasley’s favorite thing to write is fantasy fiction.