Melanie Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son. She is the author of two young adult novels, The Map that Breathed and Pucker. The Slippery Year is her first memoir.

When Melanie Gideon’s husband gave her a to-do list suggesting space travel, she feared he was having a midlife crisis. In The Slippery Year, she recalls rediscovering happily ever after.