Melanie Florence is an Aboriginal writer based in Toronto. She has seen her byline on everything from online dating advice for men to a piece about not so perfect parenting, from an interview with Meg Cabot to a review of an award-winning Aboriginal dance performance. Her first YA book, Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL is being published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd. and goes on sale on August 1, 2010. Her second book, Canada Apologizes: Native Residential Schools is being published by Formac Publishing Company Ltd. and is set to be released in Fall 2010. Melanie is Mom to Josh (6) and Taylor (4) who remain unimpressed with her career because she’s not Robert Munsch.