About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


  1. JLC

    Nice! Unfortunately we are under a blanket of clouds for most of the winter. But we do see sunrises on clear days since we live on the East side of a hill. Sunsets, however, are a rare treat.

  2. You know what Michigan is good at? Surprising you with a gorgeous visual after three or four or five months of dreary, cold weather. I was just walking about spring fever the other day and how there’s no spring fever like the spring fever that grabs Michiganders, because (and I’ll say this forever) no summer beats a good Michigan summer.

    • That is so very true. Chicago is close behind it. I loved how everyone would emerge on the first sunny days, their pasty skin glowing in the sunlight, and run around in shorts when it was still in the 50s.

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