USA Today Bestselling Romance Author, Melody Heck Gatto was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son, dog, and two cats.
Melody writes Spicy Sports Romance and Cozy Closed-Door Contemporary Romance. Her closed-door books are light on the angst, because sometimes the world can be cruel enough and a little bit of romance makes life better.
The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Having met a handful of hockey players, she likes to adopt features of their personalities into her characters. And going to games and practices is where she gets her ideas for her fictional on-ice scenes.
Melody is a Hallmark movie junkie. She adores the cutesy movies and the sometimes cliché romance and loves to get swept away in it all. She also enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows SUPERNATURAL, Friends, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, and CHICAGO PD.
Currently, she is working on some self-care and adopting a "getting-healthy" lifestyle, and blogging about it.