Melissa Kuch is a writer/playwright who first realized her passion for writing after her first short story was read before her third-grade class. She is the author of the YA Fantasy/Adventure series, The Hypothesis of Giants, with book one, The Assumption, book two, The Change Agent, and book three, The Control. Melissa has been nominated for the Bethpage Best Author of Long Island contest, has been featured on the TV show The Writer's Dream and the radio podcasts Christopher Closeup and Ecklecticka. Her plays Mismatched Socks and Tea Under the Lilac Tea were semi-finalists in the NYC Strawberry One-Act Festival. She is an advocate for literacy and continues to inspire the next generation of writers through her writing workshop programs. Born and raised on Long Island, Melissa currently lives in Massapequa Park with her husband Michael and their daughter Lily. You can follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on her website http://www.melissakuch.com/ and meet her here at the bookstore!