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An Evening with Melody Carlson


On Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m., join fellow readers and writers at the Florence Events Center for a special evening event with award-winning Oregon author Melody Carlson. This event is the perfect kick-off for your visit to the Florence Festival of Books. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved! Reserve your ticket today by clicking here. 

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women and children. That’s a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a “storyteller.” Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (like Diary of a Teenage Girl and TrueColors) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year.

She’s won a number of awards (including Romantic Time’s Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog.

To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at