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 writing books, you can find Melanie enjoying the great outdoors 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
–> Bronze Winner (YA Romance) 2017, Readers' Favorite

The Trail Rules
–> Gold Winner (Spe
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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 downtow…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.

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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 & dr…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.

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The Slope Rules

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Flicker (The Flicker Effect...

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The Edge Rules (The Rules, #3)

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Faded (The Flicker Effect, #3)

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Chasing the Sun (Campfire, #1)

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The Flicker Effect Trilogy

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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.”
Melanie Hooyenga, Flicker

“I roll my eyes and the girl I’m talking to tilts her head. “Sorry, not you. I’m being stupid in my head.”
Melanie Hooyenga, The Slope Rules

“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.”
Melanie Hooyenga, The Slope Rules

“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.”
Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”
Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue




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