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Melissa Erin Jackson
Melissa Erin Jackson is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Melissa Erin Jackson
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Melissa has loved stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college, where she majored in Wildlife Biology at UCDavis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she found herself writing stories in the back of class about fairies, trolls, and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.

Now she owns her own dog walking business and writes during spare moments. All her books have an element of “other”…witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.

She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.

Favorite Books

The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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