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Melanie Conklin

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Melanie Conklin is a writer, reader, and life-long lover of books and those who create them. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband and two small maniacs. Counting Thyme is her debut middle grade novel, coming from G.P. Putnam’s Sons on April 12, 2016.

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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)
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