Melissa has been writing since she could hold a pencil in her hand and she has the deformed, calloused finger to prove it. She began twisting fairy tales in the fifth grade when she wrote a story about George of the Jungle making his way to Neverland. She has kept a journal for over 25 years and also writes poetry. Melissa enjoys singing at the top of her lungs (when nobody else is around), reading, cooking, nature, yoga, walking and especially spending time with her husband and three daughters. She lives in Utah at the mouth of a windy canyon.
Melissa speaks at libraries, schools and events about literacy, navigating the publishing world and the power of positive media. For speaking engagements, signing requests, feedback or questions, please visit the contact page and submit a comment.