Melisa is the author of the Perfect Balance Gymnastics Series and the Mom and Dad Love Me Books. Melisa was a competitive gymnast for 14 years, including JO and NCAA D1 at Utah State University. She draws from her experience as a gymnast to create authentic stories in the Perfect Balance Gymnastics Series. Melisa is a single mother to two boys. She continually tries to create a healthy secure life for her boys in a non-traditional home. She draws on her experience as a mother to create the Mom and Dad Love Me Books. Melisa has a BA from Utah State University where she studied Psychology and Literature. Melisa also enjoys weight lifting, dancing (west coast swing), and going to the library with her boys.