Melanie Gideon is the bestselling author of the novels VALLEY OF THE MOON and WIFE 22, as well as the memoir THE SLIPPERY YEAR: A Meditation on Happily Ever After. Her books have been translated into 31 languages. WIFE 22 is currently in development with Working Title Films. She has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, More, Shape, Marie Claire, the London Times, the Daily Mail and other publications. She was born and raised in Rhode Island and now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.