DiscoverFORward Radio program archivesSeason 5 Ep. 96 | Melonie Johnson | Mastering the Meet Cute | 7-14-21
Season 5 Ep. 96 | Melonie Johnson | Mastering the Meet Cute  | 7-14-21

Season 5 Ep. 96 | Melonie Johnson | Mastering the Meet Cute | 7-14-21

Update: 2021-07-14
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Today we chat with author Melonie Johnson. She is the author of the “Sometimes in Love” romance series but her newest release which hit bookstores last week is a little bit of a departure; it is a romantic comedy called “Too Good To Be Real”. Melonie said she strived to write something light and fluffy that would take her and other people’s minds off the hard year that was 2020 and the pandemic. She wanted to make readers laugh. And as you will see as you listen, we laugh a lot in this interview.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Melonie was a high school English teacher, a stay at home mom, and the founder of a children's theater company. But then she tried her hand at writing during NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month with a mom’s group in her area and enjoyed the process. Now she takes her love of romance novels that she has had since age 10 and funnels it into her novels and her romance facebook group, The Reading Lushes.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

1- "Too Good to Be Real" by Melonie Johnson
2- "Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less" by Leidy Klotz
3- Various series by Johanna Lindsey
4- Sunfire romance series
5- "Austenland" by Shannon Hale
6- "Leave the World Behind" by Rumaan Alam (audiobook)
7- "Hang the Moon" by Alexandria Bellefleur
8- "Flowers From the Storm" by Laura Kinsale
9- "As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride" by Cary Elwes (audiobook)
10- "Daisy Jones & the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audiobook)
11- Sense and Sensbility: The Screenplay and Diaries by Emma Thompson

Movies mentioned--
1- Austenland
2-Sleepless in Seattle
3- 10 Things I Hate About You
4- Set It Up
5- The Princess Bride
6- Star Wars


Podcasts mentioned--
1- Whoa!-mance
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Season 5 Ep. 96 | Melonie Johnson | Mastering the Meet Cute  | 7-14-21

Season 5 Ep. 96 | Melonie Johnson | Mastering the Meet Cute | 7-14-21

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