Melissa Baldwin is an avid runner, planner obsessed, and has always had a love for writing. She is a wife, mother, and avid journal keeper who took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember...or Forget. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women and is now a published author of seven Romantic Comedy novels and novellas.
When she isn't deep in the writing zone, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, running, indulging in fitness, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.
Long ago I gave up my dreams of creating the perfect hair-bows for my daughter or learning how to sew my own designer gowns. And after many failed attempts at making the yummiest gourmet recipes found on Pinterest, I accepted that frozen pizza is okay once in a while. Speaking of Pinterest, those boards are still full of crafting and organization ideas that I have yet to implement into my busy life. I do consider myself a master at multi-tasking, but even I have sat in the middle of my bedroom floor doing the ugly-cry. I remember many days that I asked myself what else am I supposed to be doing?
It was New Year’s Day 2014, I began that day at the gym, climbing the dreaded revolving stairs trying to loose the many pounds of holiday treats I’d consumed between Halloween and New Year’s Eve. I was even listening to Tony Robbins in search of the ultimate method to motivate me. It was at some point during those forty minutes that I asked myself this question… “What do you love to do? Find that and do it.”
That’s all I remember. At that point I was ready to chase after my dreams and for once actually catch them.
Six months later I finished writing the book I had started over and over again. And with the help and advice from a wonderful friend, I published it.
What an amazing feeling! I still remember the day that I held the beautiful paperback in my hands. My eyes filled with tears as I flipped through the pages that I created. I actually did it, I followed through with something I had always thought about doing but never thought I could. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say… Oh I could never do that or I wish I could do this?”
The worst part is that it never stops, no matter how much we grow, learn and accomplish our tasks. We will always want to be better. This is not a bad thing as long as we’re happy with where we are in the present. We can continue to strive to accomplish our goals and when we do, we can add another to that never-ending bucket list.
Since publishing my first novel in 2014, I haven’t stopped writing. I just finished the first draft of my tenth book. In March, I signed a contract with my publisher for two more books coming in 2018. The story ideas are endless and I love every second of it.
I have to say my favorite part of becoming an author has been the friendships I’ve made and the many talented authors I have met along the way. Next up on my bucket list, to meet the one and only Sophie Kinsella. If I’ve learned anything on this journey, it’s that anything can happen.
To Spring with Love
To Spring With Love: A Novella
Summer Peters is thrilled to be done with the frigid winter. Spring is in the air, and she’s ready for a fresh new start. Her career is thriving, she’s searching for a new place to live, and she’s finally ready to take her relationship with Alexander Williams to the next level.
What she doesn’t expect is to be blindsided by Alexander’s assistant, Melanie, who seems to be up to her old tricks, even stooping as low as dating Summer’s ex-boyfriend, Jake. Once again, Summer is faced with the dilemma of having to share Alexander with a woman who’s out to destroy their relationship.
To add to these challenges, she receives devastating news from her best friend, Angie. At a critical time when she may need her best friend the most, she learns Angie may not be there for her. She quickly realizes that she may need to lean on someone she never expected during this time of change.
Continue to follow Summer on her wild one-year journey in this third book of the Seasons of Summer Novella Series. Stay tuned for the final installment coming Summer 2017.
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I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.