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Melissa Roske

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Melissa Roske is a writer of contemporary middle-grade fiction. Before spending her days with imaginary people, Melissa interviewed real ones, as a journalist in Europe. In London, she landed a job as an advice columnist for Just Seventeen magazine, where she answered hundreds of letters from readers each week. (Her column was called “Life Sucks,” but it was Melissa’s job to insist it didn’t.) Upon returning to her native New York, Melissa contributed to several books and magazines, selected jokes for Reader’s Digest, and got certified as a life coach. She lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband, Henry, daughter, Chloe, and the occasional dust bunny. KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN is her debut novel.

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Melissa Roske This may sound crazy, but I hop in the shower. For some reason - and I know other writers will agree with me - I get my best ideas when I'm under…moreThis may sound crazy, but I hop in the shower. For some reason - and I know other writers will agree with me - I get my best ideas when I'm under water, lathering up. I suspect this is why my middle-grade novel is titled Kat Greene Comes CLEAN! :)(less)
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