Born in Boulder, Colorado, at the tail end of the 1960s, Melinda Busch grew up in a house full of books. She remembers them overflowing the bookshelves and stacked along the walls of her dad's den, and any shopping trip invariably ended with a visit to the bookstore. From a young age, she loved listening to her dad read from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and many others. Her childhood imagination teemed with hobbits and dragons, talking beasts, and all manner of faerie. As a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, a story-teller, and a writer, her hope is to inspire the hearts and minds of others with the love of Story. Melinda lives in Southern California with her husband and her two sweet pups.