Pay-It-Forward-Friday: Melissa Barker-Simpson

Pay It Forward Fridays came from this post by Emily Guido. The idea is to feature a blogger or author on Fridays and give them a little shoutout. Anyone goes as long as they’re interested.

I’ve received an incredible amount of support from bloggers, authors and people I’ve met on line who didn’t know me and were just very kind, supportive souls. And, when I read that post by Emily Guido, I thought: time to give back.

I loved this quote from Emily’s mother:


Karma is a beautiful thing.

My focus today is Melissa Barker-Simpson, a very talented author who also works as a British Sign Language Interpreter.


She says of herself: “My first novel was published in 2008, and I love nothing more than working on a new project. The voices inside my head invariably pull me in different directions, so although I try to work on one thing at a time, those who know me would tell you it doesn’t always work!

I have two beautiful daughters who bring me great joy. They also keep me grounded, because otherwise I would have my head in the clouds permanently!”

Melissa Barker-Simpson is the author of several books including Hands of Evil and Sins of the Father. She’s coming out with a new book on November 21st. It’s Sci-fi and titled The Fifth Watcher.


Personally, I have read both Hands of Evil and Sins of the Father and loved them both. I find her writing captivating and would highly recommend her books. I have reviewed Sins of the Father and Hands of Evil.


Her blog is:

And she also has a site:

Check out this fantastic interview here.


8 thoughts on “Pay-It-Forward-Friday: Melissa Barker-Simpson

  1. Aw, thanks, Taylor. It’s so wonderful to be featured. I love the new series Pay-It-Forward-Friday and look forward to reading about other authors and bloggers. I’m touched by your kind words, thank you so much for the encouragement and support. I can’t promise you a ham sandwich, but I do have a boat load of appreciation and it’s coming your way 😉

  2. I’m reading Hands of Evil at the moment and it’s amazing! Mel definitely deserves to have the spotlight on her with how much amazing support she gives others and how tirelessly she works!

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