Melissa "Missy" Franklin is a competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic Gold medalist. Among her numerous distinctions, she holds the world record for the 200-meter backstroke. Missy's parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin, are originally from Canada. The family currently lives in Colorado and Missy attends UC Berkeley, where she is studying psychology with a minor in education.
Praise for Relentless Spirit
"A consistently sunny, family-oriented story of persistence and achievement." --Kirkus Reviews
"Conversational and sincere." --Bustle