Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and children, a series of doomed houseplants, and a naughty miniature schnauzer. She substitutes high school English classes for fun and holds a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a USA Today bestseller and a two-time Whitney Award winner for contemporary romance. For the past three years, Melanie has also been at the helm of the WCYA Reading Like A Writer forum for first-semester students.