Author/Editor: Melissa Chan


Melissa Chan has lived in Europe, the United States of America and, briefly, China. After growing up in the West Australian wheat belt, she moved to the Eastern seaboard where she works as a lawyer. Her fiction has appeared in Ita, Womanspeak and other magazines.  

She is a contributor to the first Spinifex Press anthology, Angels of Power and other reproductive creations


The Melissa Chan detective novels feature feminist detective heroine Francesca Miles. They include One too many (1991), Getting your man (1992), More on getting your man (1994). She has also edited a crime anthology, A modern woman and other crimes, with J. Terry, and Guilt (1995).

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Getting Your Man
Too Rich

Out Now


Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

Dark Matters : A novel

Dark Matters : A novel

Susan Hawthorne

In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is imprisoned, beaten, kept awake and tortured. She has no idea what has happened...

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