Meet the Author Monday: Melissa Baldwin

Melissa Baldwin

It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Melissa Baldwin, author of It Could Happen.

About Melissa Baldwin:

USA Today bestselling author Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital. She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of twenty-one Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe. When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.

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About It Could Happen

I don’t like change. That’s fine, because I, Tori Hayes, am quite content with my single status and fulfilling sales career. I’ll make an exception and step out of my comfort zone to be a part of my college bestie’s wedding party. Anything for a friend, you know?

But this—this is not what I thought it would be. Suddenly, I’m thrown into drama that only a Southern belle bride and her friends can stir up. The secrets, the lies, the deception—it’s more than I can take. Not to mention that groomsman Tyler, who seems to know exactly how to push my buttons.
I don’t like my buttons pushed. Or maybe I do.

Dashing groomsmen aside, why do I keep finding myself in the middle of all this madness? I want to support Caroline and give her the perfect day, but things are getting messy and fast. Is there going to be a happy ending amid all this chaos?
It could happen …

Author Interview with Melissa Baldwin:

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  1. What is the first book that made you cry? 

Little Women

  1. Does writing energize or exhaust you? 


  1. What is your writing Kryptonite? 

Social Media and my to-do list!

  1. What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer? 

Becky Monson, Erin Huss, Kathryn Biel, Violet Howe, Jennifer Peel, Aven Ellis. They all inspire me to continue writing, even on difficult days. 

  1. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? 

I would tell my younger self that I’m capable of more than I could ever dream of, to always trust my gut and help others who dream of writing and publishing.

  1. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? 

Writer’s conferences. I love to learn and meet other writers and authors.

  1. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? 

I’d love to work in the travel industry.

  1. What is your favorite childhood book? 

I was obsessed with the Baby-Sitters Club series when I was young.

  1. Does your family support your career as a writer? 

Yes, my husband is my biggest fan!

  1. How long on average does it take you to write a book? 

It depends on the book and what’s happening in my life. Usually about three months. 

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Kelly Schuknecht is a marketer with a background in the publishing industry. She is passionate about all things related to books and loves helping authors navigate the world of social media for book promotion. She recently launched the course Marketing Your Book on TikTok.

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