I'm first a mother, second a writer, sometimes dancing, always daydreaming. I read too much and play music too loud. I'd also like my very own TARDIS... but only to go back in time.

You can find me on my website: and on Twitter @MelMStanford or on Facebook here. I also blog over at the YA-NA Sisterhood and Austen Variations.


Ladies Nite at the Cardston Book Shop

October 1st, 2016, 5:30-8pm, 226 Main Street, Cardston, Alberta

When Words Collide 2016

August 12-14th, 2016, Delta Calgary South Hotel, 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta

A Taste of Local Authors

May 19th, 2016, 7-9pm, Owl's Nest Book Store, 815A 49th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
SWAY's book launch and author signing will be held on January 23rd, 2016 from 1-3pm at the Crossfield Library, 1026 Chisolm Ave, Crossfield, AB. Open to the public.


  1. You are really hard to find.

    Youtube: michael littlejohn percussion

    My name is Michael Littlejohn. I am a musician and educator here in Texas, but I served a mission in Connecticut years ago. I came across some letters you wrote me years ago. Very encouraging. Something I still can't thank you enough for. I hope I found the person I'm looking for. so.... I guess as random as it is, I just wanted to say 'hi' and ...if you get a moment, let me know if I found the right Melanie! :)

    1. Hey, I just posted a comment on your Google+ page but in case you don't visit over there, hi! It's great to hear from you. If you get a chance, send me an email, I'd love to hear how things are going. :)