Melinda Richards LaRose is a freelance children's media writer. Onthe television side Melinda has written for the Emmy Award-winning series, The Wonder Pets! on Nick Jr., 3rd & Bird on DisneyJunior, Dino Dan, Oobi! and Piper O'Possum, among others. For seven years Melinda served as an in-house writer and story editor at Little Airplane Productions and has worked on developing preschool series withBrazil's TV PinGuim and Moonscoop's AvaRiko Teo. Melinda has also written a number of children's books including manuscripts for Disney Publishing based on the hit series Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Jungle Junction and WonderPets books for Simon & Schuster's Ready-to-Read series. Melinda's first e-book has just been released as part of the Lazoo "Squiggles" app and she is writing interactive manuscripts for Speakaboos.com. Melinda got her start in children's media as the host of "The Playground" on Boston's WERS-FM.