Yearly Archives: 2017

Author Short from Penguin Random House

Mel discusses her writing process and how to visit a bookstore.

Something in Between for just $1.99

Pick up Something in Between for just $1.99, today only. Find the savings at any e-retailer and via BookBub.


Also, be sure to pre-order Mel’s new book, Someone to Love, out January 2nd.

Book Updates!

Last year I posted an update about two un-published books. They’re both available now!

The Lily and The Cross: A Ring and Crown Novel

White Nights: A Vampires of Manhattan Novel

These are unedited first drafts.

Sales will still go to support the YALLWEST Book Festival and it’s school outreach program, bringing books and authors to underserved communities.

Here’s my initial statement from last year, discussing the eventual (TODAY!) release of these titles.

xoxo Mel

Continue reading Book Updates!

Watch Melissa on Hallmark Home and Family

Watch tomorrow (Friday 11/3) on the Hallmark Channel. Check the Hallmark Home & Family site for more details and don’t forget to check out Mel’s new film, “Christmas in Angel Falls” this holiday season.


Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Out Today

National Book Festival this Saturday in Washington, DC

National Book Festival Schedule

Rise of the Isle of the Lost Launch Event with Disney’s Dove Cameron

Bookfest Season

It’s book festival season in Los Angeles. Find me on Sunday, April 23 at the LA Times Festival of Books and on Saturday, April 29 at YALLWEST.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

USC Campus
Sunday 4/23/2017

Appearance at the Penguin Young Readers Booth #718 Location: Penguin Young Readers Booth #718

Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction: Reaching Readers
YA Stage

Joel Arquillos
Carter Higgins
Janet Tashjian
Renee Watson

Signing at the Penguin/Pages Booth
Penguin/Pages Booth 706


Santa Monica High School
Sunday, 4/29/2017 | 9am – 6pm

All day event, I’ll have two panels and a signing. The fest is free but you can purchase tickets for my keynote conversation with Chris Colfer.