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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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“Lavender used to be my favorite color in the box of sixty-four crayons - you know, the one with the sharpener built into the side...It seemed like it could draw anything. It was the right color for everything. I drew lavender flowers and my father's lavender eyes, my mother's lavender smile. They were the same to me, mother, father, flowers. All good. All lavender. And I was lavender, too.”
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message 7: by Roze

Roze Wallin Thank you for adding me!! I love your books - the Fingerprints series is one of my favorites!


Gloria Thank you Melinda! I loved Roswell High so much, thanks for delighting us with your talent!


Adrianna [SypherLily] 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 :)


Sangria 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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