Melissa Powell Gay 

Born and raised in Virginia, Ms. Gay holds degrees from Ferrum College and University of Richmond and lives in Henrico County, Virginia. Before launching her career as a writer of the Southern storytelling genre, she worked in the information services industry. Her novels and short stories champion themes of self-reliance and independent thinking. Spiked with a healthy dose of humor, her work is for any reader over the age of eighteen. She is the author of two novels (When Are You Leaving, Every Now & Then) and a book of short stories (Parkland Tales). She is currently working on a third novel set in 2049
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