Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over fifty books for children, teens, and adults. Her young adult titles include Jessica, The Allison O'Brian Chronicles, Letters from God for Teens, and Diary of a Teenage Girl. Her fiction books include The Whispering Pine series, Isaac's Angel, Awakening Heart, Heartland Skies, The Wise Man's House, and Homeward. Melody also published the non-fiction title How to Start a Quality Child Care Business in Your Home.
Melody has enjoyed careers as a preschool teacher, political activist, senior editor, and currently writes full-time from her home. She lives in Sisters, Oregon, with her husband and two teenage sons. The family enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and boating in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.