Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Some of her popular multi-volume series include Diary of a Teenage Girl and True Colours.
"Maya is a fun character! It's not even possible to read It's a
Green Thing and not relate to her questions, her challenges,
and her struggles as a teen and Christian. And I found
myself jotting down her awesome eco-friendly tips!"
Jenny B. Jones, Award winning author of In Between and The Charmed Life series
"As Maya Stark pours her heart out in her journal, readers are
treated to an inside view of a life that is at times exotic and
unfamiliar, and at other times hauntingly similar to our own.
Maya's struggles become our struggles, her pain our pain, and her
successes, therefore, even sweeter. A Not-So-Simple Life is
another triumph for Melody Carlson."
Virginia Smith, author of Sincerely, Mayla and Stuck in the Middle
"Fantastic book! Maya is so easy to like-this is a hard story to put down!"
Erynn Mangum, author of Miss Match "Melody Carlson has proven her skill once again at writing gritty stories about characters in difficult situations. In A Not-so-Simple Life, Maya Stark seeks to escape life under the controlling hand of her drug-addict mother by acting on a plan for independence with admirable determination."
Michelle Buckman, author of Maggie Come Lately and My Beautiful Disaster "I just finished Melody's book and loved it! The journal format makes the story, and Maya, so real and believable. Readers will easily be able to identify with the realistic approach to a prevalent situation."
Patricia Rushford, author of the Max & Me Mysteries