"My passion for inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women started at an early age..."

Known for her big smile and big heart, Melanie DeVaughn Ivey is no stranger to having a passion for helping others. Her love for encouraging and supporting others to achieve their goals started at a very early age. Her passion for people continued to flourish in her school age years in many forms, one of which was being actively involved in Christian girl organizations where her relationship with Christ grew and her strong compassion for the heart of women was identified. During the school age years, her love for writing, poetry, music and the arts was discovered. Writing and poetry led her into a love affair with reading. A self-proclaimed “book worm”, it’s no surprise that Melanie is now the author of her first book, Beauty for Ashes.

Combining her compassion for the heart of women, her love for encouraging and supporting others' goals, and her innate drive to help women move in the direction of their passion, her debut book serves as a spiritual GPS for anyone who has a true desire to navigate from a place of brokenness to a beautiful place of wholeness in God.