Melanie is a three-time Golden Heart finalist, and she also has the following accomplishments:
First Place in the Great Expectations Contest
First Place in the Sweet Spicy Spooky Contest
Unsinkable Heroine Award in the Molly
Third Place in the Southern Heat Contest
Third Place in the STAR Contest
Two semi-finalist showings in the Molly Contest
She was a finalist in the FRW Golden Palm, West Houston RWA Emily and Cleveland Rocks Romance competitions.