Melanie Hemry, a 1988 winner of the prestigious Guideposts Writing Contest, is a long time contributor to Guideposts magazine. A former coronary care nurse, Melanie traded in her stethoscope for a computer to become one of America's beloved story tellers. She has also authored Intensive Caring, a fast-paced book of true medical dramas. Melanie earned her bachelor degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and her master's degree from Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Kenneth, reside in Edmond, Oklahoma, and have two daughters, Heather and Lauren.