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Melissa Ford

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Melissa Ford taught middle school and high school English for many years before leaving to write full time. She is the author of six works of fiction and nonfiction (, including Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine, a book about bringing programming into the English classroom. She earned her MFA from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

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