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Melonie Johnson

Award-winning author Melonie Johnson--aka #thewritinglush--is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places--the mall--when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that's more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. Declared a "writer to watch" by Kirkus and a "fizzy, engrossing new voice" by Entertainment Weekly, her debut series from St. Martin's Press, SOMETIMES IN LOVE, has appeared on the Amazon Best Books of the month, and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Woman's World. Melonie is represented by Pamela Harty of the Knight Agency.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, you can visit her at and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.

Genres: Romance
   Jingle Balls (2020) (with others)
   Tinsel and Tatas (2021) (with others)
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Melonie Johnson recommends
As Seen on TV (2022)
Meredith Schorr
"Meredith Schorr offers a delightful deconstruction of all the hallmarks (wink wink) of a traditional small-town rom-com while delivering a happy ending that feels both wonderful and real."
The Dachshund Wears Prada (2022)
(Paws in the City, book 1)
Stefanie London
"At turns both witty and tender, The Dachshund Wears Prada is a delightful treat of a novel, guaranteed to give you the warm fuzzies."
Lucky Leap Day (2022)
(Hashtag Holidays)
Ann Marie Walker
"This feel-good escape hits all the right notes."

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Anthologies containing stories by Melonie Johnson
Dissent: Volume 3 (2022)
(Dissent Collections, book 3)

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