Melanie Crowder

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Melanie Crowder graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of THREE PENNIES, AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY, A NEARER MOON, AUDACITY, PARCHED, and THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS and A WAY BETWEEN WORLDS.

A West Coast girl at heart, Melanie now lives and writes in the beautiful state of Colorado.

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Dear readers, I am thrilled to present my sixth novel, The Lighthouse between the Worlds!   As you probably guessed from the title, it’s a portal fantasy. This one’s for readers ages 8-12. The setting is the Oregon Coast, where I grew up. (At least, […]
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Published on November 27, 2018 10:32
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Audacity

4.17 avg rating — 2,304 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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An Uninterrupted View of th...

4.27 avg rating — 621 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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A Nearer Moon

3.73 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Three Pennies

4.02 avg rating — 435 ratings6 editions
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Parched

3.90 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Lighthouse Between the ...

3.68 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Mazie

4.29 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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A Way Between Worlds (Light...

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Jumper

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“Benny pushed a slow breath through his teeth. “Is it so terrible to believe in something?”
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