The spring she is eleven years old, Melissa Singer’s mother walks out of the house and never returns. That summer her father, a migratory beekeeper, takes her along with him on his travels. The trip and the people she meets change her life. Over the years that follow, Melissa tries to unlock the mystery of her mother’s disappearance and struggles to come to terms with her loss.
Melanie Dugan is the author of Dead Beautiful (“the writing is gorgeous,” A Soul Unsung), Revising Romance, and Sometime Daughter.
Born in San Francisco, Dugan has lived in Boston, Toronto, and London, England, and has worked in almost every part of the book world: in libraries and bookstores, as a book reviewer; she was Associate Publisher at Quarry Press, where she also served as managing editor of Poetry Canada Review and Quarry Magazine. She has worked in journalism, as a freelancer, and as visual arts columnist. Dugan studied at the University of Toronto Writers Workshop and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and has a post-graduate degree in Creative Writing from Humber College. She has done numerous public readings.
Her short stories have been shortlisted for several awards. She lives in Kingston, Ontario with her partner and their two sons.
Find out more about Melanie at her website.
Melanie’s Tour Stops
Monday, May 19th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, May 20th: BookNAround
Thursday, May 22nd: Book Dilettante
Friday, May 23rd: Open Book Society
Tuesday, May 27th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 28th: Literally Jen
Monday, June 2nd: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Tuesday, June 3rd: Forever Obsession
Wednesday, June 4th: Karen’s Korner Blog
Tuesday, June 10th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, June 17th: Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Wednesday, June 18th: Jorie Loves a Story
Wednesday, June 18th: Giraffe Days
Wednesday, June 25th: She’s Got Books On Her Mind
Thursday, June 26th: The Road to Here