The first story Melanie Batchelor ever wrote was called Cats and Dogs. It was a five sentence “book” constructed of printer paper and clear tape, featuring the misspelling of its own author’s name. Fortunately, Melanie’s writing has improved since her kindergarten days.
Melanie finished her first novel-length story at age twelve and wrote her second manuscript, Remember Me, at age fourteen. She has participated in several writing workshops and has met many talented teen writers along the way. Melanie is always looking to expand her knowledge, reading everything from young adult fiction to medieval history. She hopes to travel the world, open a used bookstore in the city, and write a bestseller—after, of course, she graduates high school. She enjoys listening to the rain, shopping at flea markets, and ranting to her friends and family. Melanie finds inspiration for her writing through her favorite authors and musicians. That one perfect quote from a song or novel could birth an entire story.
Melanie currently lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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by Melanie Batchelor
Jamie Richards has lost a lot. Her father died four years ago and her mother is consumed by her career. Jamie finds an escape through her artistic passion and her first love—the one person who hasn't abandoned her, Erica Sinclair.
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