Melissa Koberlein is a professor of communication in eastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. Prior to that, she earned a doctorate in sociology from Oklahoma State University. Her passion for stories comes from an imaginative childhood where every day ended with a book.

She enjoys reading and writing about the spectacular, sci-fi, technology, and romance. She embraces her geekiness and enjoys sharing it with the world. Authors that inspire her are Diana Gabaldon, Dan Brown, Charlaine Harris, Janet Evanovich, J.K. Rowling, and Suzanne Collins. Fireflies, a young adult trilogy, melding romance and light science fiction is a fun and quirky allegory for the future of nanotechnology. The complete trilogy is available on Amazon.