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Melinda Metz


Melinda Metz

Melinda Metz grew up in San Jose, California. People sometimes ask if she knows the way there. She kinda does, but she has an off-kilter sense of direction, so to be confident of arriving, it's better to consult some kind of navigational device. 
Her mother tried to teach her to read in kindergarten, but Melinda had no interest. She also had no interest in learning to write her name. (FYI: when Melinda was in kindergarten it was all about finger-painting, play time and naps.)  Eventually, she mastered both and even majored in English at San Jose State University.
After college, Melinda moved to Manhattan to seek her fortune, which involved learning to identify fruits and vegetables while working at a grocery store, making $2.73 working backstage for an off-off Broadway play (her part of the box-office profits) and editing books. 
Melinda made the leap from editor to author with a job writing a novelization of an episode of the "Goosebumps" TV show, an episode that was already based on a book. Not long after, she was hired to write the Roswell High book series, which became the "Roswell" TV show. She's been writing ever since, often teaming up with Laura J. Burns, most recently on the vampire novel CRAVE. Laura and Melinda also teamed up to write two TV pilots and work on the writing staffs of TV shows "Roswell" and "1-800-Missing." 
Melinda has never regretted learning to read and write her name.

Melinda Metz

Books by Melinda Metz

by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Memphis "M" Engel is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures and a heck of an opponent in a fight. Ashwin “Ash” Sood is a little too posh for M's tastes, a little too good looking and has way too many secrets. He desperately wants the ancient map M inherited from her archeologist father, believing it will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. Equally desperate to find the relic for reasons of her own, M forms an uneasy partnership with Ash. From the catacombs of Paris, to a sacred forest in Norway, to the ruins of a submerged temple in Egypt, together they crisscross the globe in their search. But through it all, M can never be sure: Is she traveling with a friend or enemy?

by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz - Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country --- Sanctuary Bay Academy --- it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.