Melinda Curtis is the USA Today bestselling author of light-hearted contemporary romance. In addition to her Sunshine Valley series from Forever Romance, she's published independently and with Harlequin Heartwarming, including her book Dandelion Wishes, which was made into a TV move entitled Love in Harmony Valley. She lives in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley with her husband -- her basketball-playing college sweetheart. While raising three kids, the couple did the soccer thing, the karate thing, the dance thing, the Little League thing and, of course, the basketball thing. Now when Melinda isn't writing and Mr. Curtis isn't watching college basketball, they do the DIY thing.