Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art Of Crash Landing, on tour September 2015

Posted By on September 2, 2015

The Art of Crash Landing (430x648)About The Art of Crash Landing

 Paperback: 432 pages
 Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (September 8, 2015)

Broke and knocked up, Mattie Wallace has got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags and nowhere to go. Try as she might, she really is turning into her late mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn’t make.

When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she’s never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida Panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother’s birthplace—the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There, she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery—a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother. The deeper Mattie digs for answers, the more precarious her situation becomes. Giving up, however, isn’t an option. Uncovering what started her mother’s downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own.

Add to Goodreads badge

Purchase Links

Amazon | IndieBoundBarnes & Noble

About Melissa DeCarlom

Melissa DeCarlo was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and has worked as an artist, graphic designer, grant writer, and even (back when computers were the size of refrigerators) a computer programmer. The Art of Crash Landing is her first novel. Melissa now lives in East Texas with her husband and a motley crew of rescue animals.

Find out more about Melissa at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Melissa’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 8th: Books and Bindings

Thursday, September 10th: The Book Bag

Friday, September 11th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Tuesday, September 15th: Literary Lindsey

Wednesday, September 16th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, September 17th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, September 18th: bookchickdi

Friday, September 18th: Fuelled by Fiction

Wednesday, September 23rd: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, September 24th: Kahakai Kitchen

Friday, September 25: 5 Minutes for Books

Monday, September 28th: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, September 30th: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, October 1st: A Bookish Affair

Monday, October 5th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, October 6th: Raven Haired Girl

Thursday, October 8th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Friday, October 9th: My Book Retreat

Sunday, October 11th: Novel Escapes

Monday, October 12th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Tuesday, October 13th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, October 14th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Thursday, October 15th: Joyfully Retired


Leave a Reply

We see and read all comments, but we don't publish them. You can get ahold of us by leaving a comment or by emailing us at and