Melinda Valentine was born in upstate New York. The youngest of four children (and the only girl) made it easy for her to turn to books as a companion. As a young child she was whisked away to Baltimore, Maryland. She spent her youth reading books such as Nancy Drew, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Little House on the Prairie saga.
Today Melinda calls West Virginia home, with her "Prince Cowboy" (Charming is overrated) Fiance', three hilarious children, and rambunctious puppy. She works full time as a bank teller and creates characters that she hopes her readers fall in love with as much as she has