Melanie Waterbury, first-time author, full-time woman, wife, mother, and devoted daughter.

Who hasn't talked about writing a book someday? I mean, seriously. At every party I've ever been to, with the exception of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey soirees, I've been entertained by those who "say" they want to write a book or will--someday. Not to be confused with writing a book! Someday never comes as today is where we're …

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All He Wants for Christmas: Cover reveal and pre-order deets!

All right. Me again. Time for a cover reveal. Yes, I've chatted about SNOW IN LOVE, the sweet collection of holiday stories brought to you by #Readertainment available for pre-order on Amazon. (The woman to the left is how I envision myself. Darker hair, a far better red lip, but the caffeine is spot on! …

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Oh, My Aching Back!!!

The bathroom remodel is well underway. Yippeee. But along with life's lovelies comes a reality check--aching backs. Try necks, ankles, short-hairs? Well, maybe not that bad, but you name it, it's sore. Is this why we prolonged the remodel for so long? https://youtu.be/VkKxmnrRVHo Much as I love Carole King--it is way too late to stop …

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SNOW IN LOVE: And it’s not even Fall!

Okay, people. BIG changes going on at my house. Depression? NO. That's SO last season and thank God. Thank you all, too. Very much. Okay. I'm drawing energy from our bathroom remodel, too. BILs totally rock. I'm here with big news. Really big. Life altering for me and about dang time. (Feel free to chime …

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Sit-down with Rene Penn; dear friend, soul sister, and a hilariously good writer!

Okay. Rene and I don't write exactly the same genre. She's sassy comic romance where I'm trying to be strictly sweet. Trying. She's flirty with the lines--steamy in places--where I'm firmly drawing some. For a change. Bedroom doors weren't always shut in my earlier writing ventures, but life brings many changes. Although I could be …

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Sydney Winthrop, boxed-set sister #3, discusses the slings and arrows of “supportive” family! Special guest star: Last Light Falling’s Jay Plemons!

All right, guys, the countdown to Christmas is ticking. LOUDLY. It seems that way with deadlines, real or self-imposed, going blizzard in the confines of an otherwise calm headspace. https://youtu.be/Mse17xZYoZc Imagine this scrolling in your mind when you're supposed to be sleeping. Pretty menacing, no? But I'm the nervous type who often imagines things being …

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Romancing the Billionaire- Boxed Set Sisters. Meet Stephanie Guerrero!

The Holiday Season is a time for family. But family can come in many forms. Friends, coworkers, those with whom we commiserate as we navigate self-check out at Walmart. The grocery clerks may not know my name, but they recognize and indulge my bumbling on sometimes a daily basis. It's that strange lady again, Dad. …

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Ads, Ads, and More Ads. Marketing makes the world go around.

Here's a hilarious Party City "line" idea. Halloween may be a ways away, but the costumes in store are getting to me! Question: What makes you click a buy link? Seriously. What makes you pause – gasp for breath – and think, oh yeah, I’m so doing this? We all have lines. Moral, financial, and …

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Dreaming of a publishing contract? Here’s your chance!

Hear, ye. Hear, ye. If you're looking to publish your latest novel, read on. And feel free to spread the word. This summer is shaping up to be the best one ever. TAKING FLIGHT ANNUAL CONTEST Winged Publications presents its first annual contest–Taking Flight!! (Indie published okay to submit) Any genre! Only clean or inspirational, …

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