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MelanieHooyenga_bw_2015_500px_awardHi, I’m Melanie. My young-adult series The Flicker Effect tells the story of Biz, a 17-year old who uses sunlight to travel back to yesterday. I’m currently querying a YA novel that’s Grease meets Mean Girls with downhill skiing (I know, right?) and rewriting an adult novel I wrote in 2008 into young adult.

I’ve lived in Washington DC, Chicago, and Mexico, but have finally settled down in my home state of Michigan with my husband Jeremy. When not at my day job as a writer/graphic designer/social media sage (yes, I made that up), you can find me attempting to wrangle my Miniature Schnauzer Owen and playing every sport imaginable with Jeremy.

(My legal last name is Swiftney, but I’m keeping the Hoo for my fans.)

How to Contact Melanie:

I love to hear from readers and would be happy to meet with book clubs or classes to discuss my books or writing in general.

Email: melaniehooyenga(at)gmail(dot)com
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Read the first chapters here: FLICKER, FRACTURE, and FADED

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