Melanie Hooyenga

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Multi-award winning young adult author Melanie Hooyenga first started writing as a teenager and finds she still relates best to that age group. She has lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but has finally settled down in her home state of Michigan.

When not at her day job as the Communications Director at a nonprofit, you can find Melanie attempting to wrangle her Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with her husband Jeremy.

**Awards**
Flicker
–> 1st Place Winner (MG/YA) of the 3rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards (2015)

The Slope Rules
–> Gold Winner (YA General Fiction) 2017, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
–> Silver Winner (High School Romance) 2017, Children's Literary Classics
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Melanie Hooyenga Several things came to mind, but the most intriguing is based on the three years when I lived in Zihuatanejo, Mexico with my ex-husband. While…moreSeveral things came to mind, but the most intriguing is based on the three years when I lived in Zihuatanejo, Mexico with my ex-husband. While downtown the town is very touristy and safe, we lived in a neighborhood with drug dealers and prostitutes and it wasn't uncommon to hear gunfire throughout the day. I wasn't working (this is when I started writing novels) and I knew exactly where to stand if anyone ever showed up at my door with a gun. We had bars on the doors, which means an arm could fit through, but we had a steel door so if I stood in a certain spot along the concrete wall behind the door, they wouldn't be able to shoot me.

I always thought that could make for an intriguing start to a story...(less)
Melanie Hooyenga I'm glad you asked! Because I never say where these books take place, I looked at laws in several states and took averages. For underage drinking…moreI'm glad you asked! Because I never say where these books take place, I looked at laws in several states and took averages. For underage drinking & driving, some take away a license for a month or two, others for a year, so I split it down the middle. A lot offer community service in lieu of jail time.

Plus one of my early readers is a lawyer so she tells me if something's off.(less)
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“I figure the more people think I'm just mildly weird, the less likely they are to know how weird I really am.”
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“I roll my eyes and the girl I’m talking to tilts her head. “Sorry, not you. I’m being stupid in my head.”
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“Our experiences make us who we are. Good, bad... each thing that happens to us builds upon the last thing, forming the way we think, how we react, and ultimately, who we become.”
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