Melissa D. Savage’s first book, The Lost Pony, premiered in her second grade classroom, winning high praise from critics such as her mom. Although the book was hand written and self-illustrated in Crayola Crayons, it was this experience that began her love of writing and to this day she still believes was one of her best works. Melissa continued to create stories growing up, writing different adventures for friends to read and later completed a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University in Minnesota. She was privileged to be able to receive guidance from amazing authors, educators, and fellow writers who shared their wisdom, experience, and support. Melissa’s debut book, Lemons has been recognized by the American Booksellers Association on their Independent Booksellers’ debut picks of the season list, Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2017.  Additionally, Bigfoot, Tobin & Me (The UK/Commonwealth version of Lemons published by Chicken House Books) has been recognized as Children’s Book of the Month with WHSmith.

Melissa has gone on to write The Truth About Martians and Nessie Quest. She is currently working on her fourth middle grade book, Karma Moon Ghost Hunter, to be released Spring of 2021.

Melissa is a writer and a child and family therapist. She has worked with families struggling with issues of abuse, trauma and loss/bereavement. She believes that expressing oneself through writing can be a very healing process when struggling with difficulties in life.  In addition it can be a vehicle in which to honor, celebrate and continue to share the spirits of the special people who have left us too soon. Melissa lives in Phoenix. You can follow her on Twitter at @melissadsavage.


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    1. Hi Arianna!
      Thank you so much for your email! I’m so happy to hear you loved Lemons. My new book, The Truth About Martians is due out Fall 2018 and it’s about 300 pages. I hope you like that one as well!

      Best wishes!


  1. I love your book Lemons. I was wondering if you could make a series that are like Lemons. It took me 2 day to finish it. It was so intreging. I hope you can make more books.


  2. Thank you so much for visiting with my students!! Mrs. Miller’s 5th Swenke Elementary School Students LOVED your visit. Many of them wanted to start their own stories as soon as the visit ended. You are inspiring the next generation of authors! We can’t wait to read the next book – and the next – and the next!!


  3. I absolutely loved the book lemons. THANKS GIANA FOR TELLING ME ABOUT IT! I read it in under two days. I can’t find a good book to read… sooooo… IM REREADING LEMONS! Can you make a sequel to it?!?! That would be awesome. OH! They should make a movie like the book! THAT EOULD BE EVEN MORE AWESOME. I still can’t get over how good the book is. Consider writing a sequel!!!

    Your biggest fan,


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