You can order Melissa’s paperbacks at these wonderful places, or any independent bookstore, as long as you know the ISBN. Amazon, Chapters, or Indigo can also help you.

Select electronic items are available here.



Coles Cornwall Square: Water St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2. (613) 938-6125.

Pharmasave: 106 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1G5.
(613) 938-0606 Literature in a health-oriented community pharmacy! 

Cornwall Public Library (Stockholm Syndrome only. Inquire for availability): 45 Second St. East, P.O Box 939, Cornwall, Ontario Canada, K6H 5V1. Telephone: 613.932.4796 Fax: 613.932.2715 / e-mail:  Love this place.

Alexandria and area

R&L’s Book Nook
(613)525-9940; They carry a variety of my books, from Hope Sze to non-fiction.

Fassifern General Store; RR 5 in Alexandria, ON; (613)525-2144. We buy gas and ice cream here, and they know how to fix cars!

Vankleek Hill

The Review: 76 Main St. E, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0, Tel: (613) 678-3327, A community hub!


Épicerie Henderson’s Grocery Store187 Military Rd, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0, (613) 347-1958 My kids devour their garlic bread and sweets, and now you can eat and read in their café.


Perfect Books: 258 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9; (613) 231-6468; Lovely and professional, run by good people. Stocks several Hope Sze thrillers, including White Lightning. Inquire for availability

Books on Beechwood35 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1M1; (613) 742-5030; inquire for availability;  A creative, closely-knit bookstore

Singing Pebble Books: 206 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6; (613) 230-9165; Scorpion Scheme only. Inquire for availability. Books and gifts in a warm-hearted shop


Librairie Bertrand
430 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M5, Canada,  Gorgeous, organized bookstore in Old Montreal. Inquire for availability

Librairie Paragraphe bookstore (contact events coordinator Andreas Kessaris for availability first: 1 copy of Scorpion Scheme remaining)

2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal (Quebec), H3A 3P9; 514 845-5811. Heart-warming bookstore only steps away from McGill.


La Maison Anglaise. Place De La Cite, 164-2600, Boul. Laurier
Quebec QC, G1V 4T3
toll free 800-228-5818

They ship books!


The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Email: / Phone: 212-587-1011 / Fax: 212-587-1126  My favourite NYC bookstore. Inquire for availability


Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446-2908 / Tel: 617-566-6660 / Fax: 617-734-9125  Super fun place. Inquire for availability

Bookseller discount through Olo Books and Windtree Press:

2-4 assorted books, 40% discount + shipping

5-9 assorted books, 45% discount + shipping

10 or more assorted books, 50% discount, free domestic U.S. shipping

Scorpion Scheme
Buddhish: Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief
Mrs. Marigold’s House

Mrs. Marigold’s House


Every Hallowe'en, Mrs. Marigold invites only six children to her mansion. One boy, Adam, warns Ashley away, but her parents, desperate to get in good with the richest woman in town, force her to go.
Trick or treat?
Trick. Definitely trick.
The question is if Ashley can get out alive.

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Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands: Short thoughts on envy and positivity for writers (and human beings in general)

Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands: Short thoughts on envy and positivity for writers (and human beings in general)

Genre: self-help

Do you seethe with envy? Do you turn such a vibrant shade of green, staring at your friend's award-winning, New York Times bestselling books, that you kind of look like...broccoli?
Yeah. Me too.
Comparing yourself with other writers feels like comparing apples and broccoli.
Guess what? Apples taste pretty sweet. Everyone likes them. Apples seem like the cheerleaders who walk off with the quarterback every time, while you push your glasses up your broccoli nose, scribble poetry in your broccoli diary, and listen to your broccoli parents scream at each other.
This bite-sized book tells you how I kicked envy to the moon—well, not the moon. Okay. The front porch. Using my muscular yet shapely broccoli legs, I kicked envy to the porch so I could write my own work.
I became a rat with an island.
Are you more confused than envious now? Super. Consider my job half done. Complete my mission by buying this short yet sweet, broccoli-positive, rat-friendly book, so you, too, can annihilate envy, write your broccoli sonnets, and sing your broccoli songs forevermore.

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White Lightning

White Lightning

Is love stronger than bootlegging, ghosts, and murder?

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