Melissa’s greatest achievement in life is motherhood. After 25 years of building her “mom” career, she decided to take her love of writing, seriously, and is now a full-time freelance writer…but still answers to, “mom”. Melissa’s home is full of energy and creativity as she and her three children still at home (3 have flown the nest), live this crazy life together, along with a happy Shih Tzu named, Bentley. Melissa’s children are her greatest cheerleaders and her inspiration for everything she does. She believes in living purposefully by making an effort every day to let those she loves, know that she loves them. When Melissa isn’t typing away, you’ll find her out dancing with her fiancé on a Saturday night, painting and redecorating, reading a book and enjoying hot tea, or sipping red wine and solving the world’s problems.