Sunday, December 29, 2013

Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. All in the name of journalism, she has spent 24 hours with male models and attended an elite finishing school for girls in New Zealand, among other hardships.

She co-founded I Heart Daily with fellow ex-ELLEgirl Anne Ichikawa in 2009. It’s a daily newsletter about likable stuff.

Walker is the author of Unbreak My Heart, Small Town Sinners, Lovestruck Summer, and the Violet on the Runway series. Her latest book is Ashes to Ashes.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Walker's reply:
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten. On the surface, this is the story of a girl pining after a boy who broke up with her--but the book has amazing depth. Underneath the plotline is an understanding of longing, fear, friendship and what we look for when we fall in love--the pages are filled with wise gems and sparkling insights into human relationships.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. A hilariously human adventure story filled with twists and turns and personalities that crackle with smarts and heart. I'm late to read this one, but am so glad I didn't miss it. A true pleasure.
Visit Melissa Walker's website.

--Marshal Zeringue