Press Kit


Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-nine mystery books, including the Book Magic mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. A former secondary English/Language Arts teacher and Creative Writing teacher with Southern Methodist University’s CAPE program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institution with North Carolina State University, she has applied her love of teaching to the creation of WriterSpark Academy, an online school for aspiring and new writers seeking to hone their craft. Learn more about Melissa at her website, www.melissabourbon.com, on Facebook @MelissaBourbon/Winnie ArcherBooks, and on Instagram @bookishly_cozy, and learn about about WriterSpark at www.writersparkacademy.com.   

Mystery Maven 


Texas Cozy Mystery Panel with Murder by the Book

Virtual Events are here to stay. Below are a few of my most recent ones. You can find more on my YouTube channel

  • Virtual library events (20 Writing Tips: link)
  • Behind the Book short videos (Behind the Book, Dough or Die: link)
  • On the Book Warriors Facebook page, an online book club I run with fellow mystery writer, Diane Kelly, I’ve hosted author interviews that are then cross-posted to our YouTube channel (Example: a chat with Tonya Kappes: link)
  • Virtual author panels, including one hosted by Murder by the Book, an amazing mystery bookshop in Houston, Texas, which I had the pleasure of moderating (Texas Cozy Mystery Panel link) ;
  • the upcoming virtual Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival (link)