Meet the Author: Melissa Delport

Melissa Delport
I live in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with my husband and three children, aged 7, 4 and 3. At the age of 24 I opened a logistics company along with my business partner, which I owned for almost ten years. When I was offered a publishing contract late last year I sold out of the business in order to write full-time, as I needed to find a balance and spend more time with my family. I chose the route that would bring me the most job satisfaction, although not necessarily the same financial security!

I always wanted to write, but only now in my thirties did I feel that my writing had matured enough to be taken seriously. I wrote the odd book in my teens and early twenties that will thankfully never see the light of day.

Two things inspired me to write The Legacy: 1) - The character Rebecca, who is the main protagonist. She is so incredibly determined, strong and feisty, and prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause that she believes in. And 2) - I have always been fascinated with our survival instinct and what mankind is capable of when faced with insurmountable circumstances. I love the idea of “fight” when “flight” is not an option, but even more so when we choose to fight rather than flee or surrender.

One man obsessed with power.
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.

“World War Three lasted twelve days.Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives. We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance. Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy.I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us.My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.”

More on Melissa and The Legacy series
The Legacy Trilogy Website:
Publisher’s website:
Twitter Hashtag for the book blog tour: #TheLegacyBlogTour
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