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•  Melissa Higgins was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Southern California.

•  She now lives with her husband in Arizona.

•  Before becoming a full-time writer, Melissa worked as a school counselor and had a private counseling practice.

•  She is a proud member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

•  Besides reading, her favorite hobbies include hiking, photography, and drawing.  

For questions regarding The Night Dad Went to Jail and Weekends With Dad (including interview requests), please contact the books' publisher, Capstone Publishing, at: jglidden@capstonepub.com