Hi, I’m Marcie Steele. I’m also know as Mel Sherratt, but I’m a romantic at heart and have always wanted to write about characters who were not necessarily involved in the darker side of life.
Coffee, cakes and friends are three of my favourite things, hence Stirred with Love for my first book writing as Marcie Steele in September 2015. My second, The Little Market Stall of Hope and Heartbreak, was published in December 2015 and the third, The Second Chance Shoe Shop was published in April this year.
As Mel, I write crime thrillers, psychological suspense and fiction with a punch – or grit-lit, as I call it. Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, my inspiration comes from authors such as Mandasue Heller, Lynda la Plante and Elizabeth Haynes.
Since 2012, all eight of my crime novels have been bestsellers, each one climbing into the kindle UK top 20 and I’ve had several number ones and Kindle All-Star awards for most read author and most read titles.
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter.