Melissa Harlow was born and raised in rural Western Pennsylvania. She lives on a small farm where she enjoys rehabilitating wildlife, raising chickens, and gardening.
She has been married for over fourteen years to her amazing and tolerant husband, who has managed to put up with not only her, but the wide variety of animals that have shared their lives. These have included a fox, some opossums, a groundhog, and more than one raccoon. Currently their home is shared by dogs, cats, and a much loved and very spoiled pet raccoon named Cooper. Yes, the raccoon lives in the house, and yes, raccoons can be destructive! Cooper enjoys removing the letter keys from computer keyboards. (This can make it hard for an author to type.)
She happily lives in the country, has two goats named Toggles and Gobel, and frequently gets the mail in her pajamas. Besides writing, she has a fondness for computer games, cold beer, and all injured or stray animals.