Marliss Melton is the author of over twenty bestselling and award-winning novels & novellas about truly heroic men, past and present. She is best known for her military romantic suspense novels featuring Navy SEALs. Her SEAL books come in two series, Navy SEAL Team 12 (published by Grand Central) and The Echo Platoon series (published by e-Publishing Works!) Both series include a number of novellas, published by James-York Press. Marliss has also written medieval romance and has co-authored the Warriors of York series with Sydney Jane Baily. As the daughter of a foreign service officer, Marliss grew up in various countries all over the world. She was a military wife and raised five children. To this day, she relies on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories of America's bravest defenders. In addition to writing, she has taught Linguistics at her alma mater, The College of William and Mary, and she continues to teach high school Spanish in her hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia.