Melanie Pastor is the author of Wishes For One More Day, her first picture book. Melanie is a studio teacher – a school teacher of child actors working on television and film. She is involved in many children’s projects including Kid Alert, a series of booklets dedicated to children’s safety, and the Write Start Handwriting Program, a children’s video for handwriting. Melanie is also a lifeguard and swimming instructor. She has loved teaching children to swim for over 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, whether rollerblading at the beach, skiing in the snow, or hiking in the mountains Melanie lives in Los Angeles, California, close to her family and friends.