Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes
Melissa Yuan-Innes is an emergency physician and award-winning writer. Her Dr. Hope Sze medical thrillers, written as Melissa Yi, have been recommended nationally by The Globe and Mail, CBC Books, and The Next Chapter, and have been optioned for audio by Kobo Originals. More relevant to this workshop: a nurse began reading the series and declared, “I laughed so hard that I scared my cat.” Melissa was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for the best crime story in Canada and the Derringer Award for the best short mystery in the English language. Melissa’s often-humorous columns for the Medical Post were nominated for a national business media award. Her Fringe show, “I Am the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (And Other True Tales From the Emergency Room)” literally made audiences giggle and weep before it won Ottawa’s Best of Fest award. Melissa lives with one husband, two children, and one loud Rottweiler in Eastern Ontario. Sometimes, she sleeps. Find her on Facebook, Twitter @dr_sassy, and her website, www.melissayuaninnes.com.