Photography by Peter Vidor


Heather Smith Meloche is the author of Ripple, a YA novel about Tessa and Jack, two high school students who navigate their way through all-too-adult lives, struggling to find each other, and most importantly, themselves. Ripple will be published by Putnam Penguin in 2016. A portion of Ripple, entitled Him, won Hunger Mountain's Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult Story in Verse in 2011. Meloche also won first place in the children's/YA category of the Writer's Digest Annual Competition for a middle grade short story, "The Emperor's New Crows," in 2011. She lives in Michigan with her family.