Melissa Coffey grew up in Wisconsin toting around an overstuffed book bag and dog-eared spiral notebook of poetry and stories. Unsurprisingly, her first job was at the public library.
After earning a journalism degree from UW-Madison, she moved to Atlanta and called CNN Center home. Melissa also freelanced for Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and magazines before pursuing her passion as a children's writer.
She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two sons—who thankfully inherited her book-loving genes. She is a member of SCBWI and represented by Charlotte Wenger at Prospect Agency.
Melissa’s debut picture book, FRIDGE-O-POLIS, will be published in Fall 2022 by Little Bee Books. Josh Cleland will illustrate.