Olivia Mellan is the bestselling author of several books on money-conflict resolution, including MONEY SHY TO MONEY SURE: A Woman's Road Map to Financial Well-Being (2001 hardcover), MONEY HARMONY: Resolving Money Conflicts in Your Life and Relationships (1994 hardcover; 1995 paperback) and OVERCOMING OVERSPENDING: A Winning Plan for Spenders and Their Partners (1995 hardcover; 1997 paperback), all published by Walker & Company.
Mellan is a groundbreaking therapist in the field of money-conflict resolution; Money magazine calls her "the matriarch of a fast-growing list of couples money therapists." She gives seminars nationwide and has appeared regularly on national television including Oprah, Today, 20/20, and the PBS-TV series In the Prime.
She is regularly quoted in national publications such as Psychology Today, Woman's Day, and Modern Maturity, among others. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines and professional journals ranging from Working Woman to Money, and she writes a regular column called "The Psychology of Advice" for Dow Jones Investment Advisor. She lives in Washington, D.C.