Winner of a 2016 Oregon Spirit Award &
a 2018-2019 OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books) Selection!
MEMBER OF OREGON SCBWI
Watch Melissa's inspirational speech from the Wordcrafters Young Writers Conference!
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I love literature, libraries, and owls. I like kayaking and hiking and camping all over Oregon with my husband and daughter. I like cats, adoption, my brother with Down syndrome and my lesbian mothers. I'm particularly fond of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. I'm Contributing Editor at The Writer Magazine, and a frequent speaker at writing conferences, festivals, libraries, and schools. In 2019, Sasquatch Books will publish my nonfiction title, Better with Books: 500 Diverse Novels to Open Minds, Ignite Empathy, and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Teens.