Melinda Leigh is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Midnight Novels, the She Can Series, and the Scarlet Falls books. Her debut novel, She Can Run, was the 2012 International Thriller Award nominee for Best First Book. She is also a 2016 RITA Award finalist, a three-time Daphne du Maurier Award nominee, and a winner of the Golden Leaf Award. When she isn't writing, Melinda is an avid martial artist; she holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate and teaches women's self-defense. She lives with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.