Multi-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga writes books about strong girls who learn to navigate life despite its challenges. She first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group.
Her award-winning YA sports romance series, The Rules Series, is about girls from Colorado falling in love and learning to stand up on their own. Her YA time travel trilogy, The Flicker Effect, is about a teen who uses sunlight to travel back to yesterday. The first book, Flicker, won first place for Middle Grade/Young Adult in the Writer’s Digest 2015 Self-Published eBook awards, and The Rules Series has won ten awards, including Finalist for MG/YA in the 2019 BookLife Prize. The first book in her new series, Chasing the Sun, won gold for young adult general fiction in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was named one of the Best Indie eBooks of 2020 by Barnes & Noble Press.
When not writing books, you can find her wrangling her Miniature Schnauzer Gus and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.
Read the entire series in one book! Biz is a perfectly normal teenager except for one minor detail: she uses sunlight to jump back to yesterday. No one knows about her freakish ability and she’s content to keep it that way, but events in her life make it impossible to keep her ability a secret.
Binge the complete Rules Series plus 6 bonus scenes and The Friend Rules short story — and get ready to fall in love! The Rules Series follows three teen girls learning to stand up on their own while skiing, biking, and snowboarding in the Colorado mountains—and falling in love! Perfect for fans of outdoor adventure, swoony kisses, and figuring out who you really are.
They’ve both sworn off romance, but love is written in the stars.
Insta-love isn’t a thing. Even if fans of my podcast think differently. But I can’t deny the insta-sparks with the cute boy Hunter on my family camping trip. My fans think I’ve got it all figured out, so maybe it’s time to follow my own advice and listen to my heart.
Hunter’s scowly attitude almost makes me hit rewind, but o
The new boy. The quiet girl. Will they find love during the solar eclipse?
Book one in the Campfire Series, Chasing the Sun, is a lighthearted romance with space puns, Portland shenanigans, and enough feels to totally eclipse your heart.
Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. But she needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trail. For fans of outdoor adventure, swoony kisses, and figuring out who you are.
Grease meets Mean Girls in this action-packed romance. Freestyle skier Cally accepted her fate as one of the guys—until she meets snowboarder Blake, who teaches her that sometimes a crash is just what your heart needs.
When seventeen-year old Biz wakes from surgery, she thinks she’s lost her ability to flicker, but discovers her ability is stronger than ever. When her dad’s health takes a turn for the worse, she turns to her neurosurgeon. If she tells him the truth, he could figure out why she and her dad flicker and save her before her entire world crumbles. But can Biz trust him with her secret?