Melanie Conklin grew up in North Carolina and worked as a product designer for ten years before moving to New York, where she began to write. Her debut novel for kids, Counting Thyme (Penguin, 2016), features the story of a young girl who moves to New York for her brother's cancer treatment, and is described as Newbery-winning Rules meets Counting by 7s. It is a 2016 Nerdy Book Award winner, a Bank Street Best Books of 2016 selection, winner of the International Literacy Association Teachers' Choice Award, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Finalist.

Melanie is a writer, reader, and life-long lover of books. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons, who are thankfully book lovers too. When she's not writing, Melanie spends her time doodling and dreaming up new ways to be creative. Connect with her on twitter at @MLConklin.

Melanie Conklin is represented by Elena Giovinazzo.
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