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Melinda Metz

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Melinda Metz grew up in San Jose, California. People sometimes ask if she knows the way there. She kinda does, but she has an off-kilter sense of direction, so to be confident of arriving, it's better to consult some kind of navigational device.

Her mother tried to teach her to read in kindergarten, but Melinda had no interest. She also had no interest in learning to write her name. (FYI, when Melinda was in kindergarten it was all about finger-painting, play time, and naps.) Eventually, she mastered both and even majored in English at San Jose State University.

After college, Melinda moved to Manhattan to seek her fortune, which involved learning to identify fruits and vegetables while working at a grocery store,
making $2.73 working backsta
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Average rating: 3.83 · 21,875 ratings · 1,024 reviews · 58 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Maria loved the way she and Liz could just sit in the same room together, each doing their own thing, sometimes talking, sometimes not. You had to be really good friends with someone before it felt this comfortable to basically ignore them for long stretches of time.”
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“Somehow she could always think better when all her hair was out of her face. Stupid, but true.”
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Gloria Thank you Melinda! I loved Roswell High so much, thanks for delighting us with your talent!


Adrianna Hi Melinda!! I'm sure you're sick of hearing this by now, but Roswell has been my favorite TV show for, well, a long time :) I just now figured out the show was based on your books and I was ECSTATIC!! I'm getting my hands on every single book about it in existence :)


Marissa Happy new year !!



Be STRONG, when you are weak,
BRAVE, when you are scared,
and HUMBLE when you are
VICTORIOUS!

It's a new year pals! and it mean only one thing more!

BOOOOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Melinda! I'm looking forward to reading your books :)


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Melinda! :) Roswell (the TV series) was my favorite show and I was devastated when they ended it. Was the ending in the show the same as in your books? I'm thinking of reading them. :) Thanks! :)


message 1: by Mandy (last edited Jul 29, 2010 03:02PM)

Mandy So happy to see you on Goodreads! Back when I taught middle school grammar and writing, I had many of your books on my shelf! (Actually, I still have many of your books on my shelf at home as well.:))


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