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Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 50 books for children, teens, and adults. Her young-adult titles include Jessica, The Allison O'Brian Chronicles, Letters from God for Teens, and Diary of a Teenage Girl. Her fiction books include The Whispering Pine series, Isaac's Angel, Awakening Heart, Heartland Skies, The Wise Man's House, and Homeward. Melody also published the nonfiction title How to Start a Quality Child Care Business in Your Home.

Melody has enjoyed careers as a preschool teacher, political activist, and senior editor; she currently writes full-time from her home. She lives in Sisters, Oregon, with her husband and two teenage sons. The family enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and boating in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.