October 1-3: I’m headed to Kansas! I’ll be at Washburn University for the Literary Festival, where I’ll be the keynote speaker! Details at their website.

October 23: Mark your calendars, people! My newest book, The Lighthouse Between the Worlds releases this fall! More info coming soon…

November 7: I’m presenting an author program at a high school in Georgia. I love spreaking to students! If you’re interested in bringing me to your school, email melanie [at]

November 19: An Uninterrupted View of the Sky is a Walden Award finalist and will be honored at the ALAN workshop in Houston, TX.