Melanie Thorne

Melanie Thorne

Melanie Thorne is the author of Hand Me Down, a debut novel named a Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2012 and nominated for a 2013 YALSA Alex Award. Melanie earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and she has been awarded the Alva Englund Fellowship, the Maurice Prize in fiction, and a residency at the Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat. Her work has appeared in various journals. Her hobbies include reading, writing, watching smart TV, crafting, swimming, gardening, and traveling, especially to warm, pretty places. She lives in Northern California with her fiance, almost as far west as they could go.

Learn more about Melanie and Hand Me Down at or connect with her on Twitter @mthorneauthor.

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