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The American writer and television producer Melissa Scrivner Love has been making an impact within the media and literary industry for quite some time now. Having made a name for herself in television initially, she has recently turned to writing full-time for a living as well, something which has also seen her find success in. Writing strong leading characters who are both resourceful and smart, she writes with intelligence and wit, creating stories with an impact that draw her readers in, keeping them their. A master of her craft, she understands the art of suspense and intrigue, something which she manages through her expertly crafted characters, as the create a very real connection with her audience. Resonating on an emotional level, they really manage to come alive off of the page, giving her work a real sense of vitality in the process. Coming a long way in a relatively short amount of time, she has really worked at creating a name for herself that has become respected throughout the industry as a whole. Knowing exactly what it is that she wants to say, she writes with a strong sense of confidence and style, one that carries her readers along, as they remain on the edges-of-their-seats throughout. Combining both character with a passion for strong and engaging stories, Love’s work compels the reader to continue reading, as her work resonates on a global level. Impacting readers universally, she really manages draw to bring readers in globally, regardless of their backgrounds, something that will continue for some time yet.

Early and Personal Life

Living in the city of Los Angeles for over a decade, Melissa Scrivner Love has always held a strong passion for the written word. Growing up with a police officer for a father and court stenographer as her mother, a career in writing crime fiction seemed the ideal route for her, given her background. Attending New York University, she would graduate with a masters degree in English Literature, something which would come to form the foundations of her career to follow. Focusing on writing crime and thriller stories, she would go on to work in television, an experience which would allow her to find her voice as a writer before moving onto becoming a full-time novelist as well. Living in Los Angeles with her husband, a comedy writer, and their daughter, she continues to write to this present day, something which will carry on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

It would be in 2017 that Melissa Scrivner Love would release her debut novel ‘Lola’. This would follow her long and illustrious career in writing for television, as well as contributing to various books and short story collections, such as ‘Sorority Ties’, under the name of Melissa Love. Continuing to maintain a strong presence both online and off, she has a lot more planned on the horizon, as she doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon, with her writing career growing from strength-to-strength.


This would be her debut novel and, whilst it isn’t a part of any series as such, it would establish her as a writer of self-contained hard-boiled and gritty action dramas. Taking a cue from her television writing work, this would display a sense of progression and development for her as a writer and author of tense and suspense filled fiction. Originally brought out on the 21st of March in 2017, this would initially be released through the ‘Crown Publishing Group (NY)’ to much acclaim.

Using hard-hitting themes this is definitely not a book for the faint hearted, as it really manages to pack a punch with its initially downtrodden protagonist looking to fight back and empower herself. With an ultimately positive message at its core, it works at bringing the plight of the lead character to the forefront, as Love has a definite message to impart on her audience, something which she never shies away from. This makes it a powerful and compelling book to read, as the writing is both confident and engaging, taking the reader on a journey through an otherwise unseen side-of-life.

With the small-time Crenshaw Six being drawn into an all out war between two other major gangs in Central Los Angeles, it appears that they may be in over their head at first. Unbeknownst to everyone else though, is that the apparently submissive girlfriend of Crenshaw Six leader Garcia is none other than Lola; a brilliant young woman simply assuming the role of meek and mild. A mercenary through to the bone, she is the brains behind the operation, whilst constantly being underestimated by the men around her, something which she plays to advantage. How will her skills fare in this all out drugs war though? Are they out of their depth? What will become of Lola?

Various Television and Media Work

Working on television prior to becoming a full-time writer, Melissa Scrivner Love would work on a number of highly prestigious American television crime dramas, during which time she would find her voice as a writer. Taking on the role of both writer and producer she would gain a fully functional three-dimensional perspective of the format of the television crime drama operates, along with the story plotting points. This would then allow her to become far more adept as a writer, creating a name and brand for herself, along with knowing exactly how to put an effective crime story together.

Over the course of her career she has written for diverse shows such as ‘Rosewood’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘Life’, all of which would go on to reach the top of the ratings. She would also work as a producer for many of these shows too, thus allowing her to see her creations come to life on-screen, whilst also serving as part of the production crew. These shows would give her an inside-out knowledge of the crime thriller and what audiences are looking for when it comes to this particular genre, whilst also saying exactly what it is that she wants to say. This is what ultimately lead to her writing her first novel, as she went on to make a statement with her debut book, making her own mark on the literary industry, setting her up as a writer to definitely watch in the years to come.

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