"Melanie is a proud mid-Westerner even if she constantly dreams of living elsewhere. She likes dogs better than children. Um. I think you should say that you're smart. Like-not-that-kind-of-doctor smart. But she can't deny her Cleveland and rural-Virgina roots. Say something about Chicago."

-  by Melanie's husband, Dave Abbott 

Miscellaneous less important facts:

Melanie LaForce was born in Painesville Ohio and currently lives in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and a BA from Ohio University. Melanie is a researcher at the University of Chicago. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Melanie is a retired skater and current trainer for The Windy City Rollers. She occasionally performs improv comedy with funny people.

If you are an editor or publisher interested in reviewing Melanie's book proposal, please contact: 

Nicole Tourtelot

DeFiore and Company Literary Management

Email: nicole@defliterary.com