Melissa Walker grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside, finally landing at Penn State where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to being an actres, Kristin worked at many things on her ay to becoming an author. She was a lifeguard, a governess, a beginning ballroom dance instructor, a library circulation clerk, and very nearly a nurse. She 's the write of the young adult fiction, A MATCH MADE IN HIGH CHOOL and 7 CLUES TO WINNING YOU. She also has written a middle grade fiction, THE NEXT DAYS OF JUL. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in LADYBUG, WEE ONES, and two CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books. Kristin lives in a Philadelphia suburb with her usband and three grandson.