Melanie Conklin

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Melanie Conklin is a writer, reader, and life-long lover of books. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons. Counting Thyme (Penguin, 2016) is her debut middle grade novel. Her second novel for young readers, All the Missing Pieces, publishes with Disney-Hyperion in 2020.

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Melanie Conklin I was inspired to write Counting Thyme after I read WONDER by R.J. Palacio. Auggie's story touched my heart, and I found myself asking the question:…moreI was inspired to write Counting Thyme after I read WONDER by R.J. Palacio. Auggie's story touched my heart, and I found myself asking the question: What would it be like to be the sibling of a child facing a difficult situation, like a life-threatening illness? That's what started the story of Thyme and her little brother, Val.(less)
Melanie Conklin I'm not sure! I have not ruled it out. A story about Val would be very special, and I agree, Cori is a character I could see starring in her own YA…moreI'm not sure! I have not ruled it out. A story about Val would be very special, and I agree, Cori is a character I could see starring in her own YA novel!(less)
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4.26 avg rating — 2,147 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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As winter turns the corner into spring, I’m well into my Skype visits for the year. Connecting with classrooms is one of my very favorite things, and I’m grateful to everyone who reaches out. You can check out my recently updated Skype map here. Hopefully I can fill in more of these states and countries in 2019!



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“When someone tells you that your little brother might die, you're quick to agree to anything.”
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“Once people knew about the cancer, I wouldn't be able to stop them from talking about Val every time they saw me. And then I would stop being me, because my time was something I could only buy at home.”
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