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Melissa de la Cruz

Biography

Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, and edited the inspiring anthology of true stories, BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL. She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English. Melissa de la Cruz lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.

Books by Melissa de la Cruz

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fiction, Holiday

The beautiful and successful Darcy Fitzwilliam dates hedge funders and basketball stars. She has never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one-night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? Can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

edited by Melissa de la Cruz - Anthology, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Social Issues, Teen Anthology, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 12+

BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges and opportunities they've faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural

Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle. It is 10 years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball --- and all Blue Blood society will be there.

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fantasy, Fiction

Freya Beauchamp is in trouble. An enemy spell has sent her back in time to 1692, separating her from her mother and sister and dropping her in the middle of the Salem Witch Trials. While her friends and family in the present rush to find a way to bring her back, Freya must survive the scheming of the power-hungry Putnam family and escape the looming threat of the Trials --- all without magic.

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fantasy, Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the-map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down.

by Melissa de la Cruz - Fiction, Urban Fantasy

The three Beauchamp women live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret --- they are powerful witches banned from using their magic.