MELISSA WIESNER is a night-owl who began writing novels when her early-to-bed family retired for the evening. She is the author of both emotional women’s fiction and romantic comedies. Melissa holds two master’s degrees in public health and community agency counseling. In previous jobs she worked as a maternal and child health educator, a suicide crisis counselor, and an addiction researcher. In these fields, she often encountered people knocked down by hard times, but who picked themselves up and kept going, just like the characters of her novels. Melissa lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her charming husband and two adorable children.