- Pittsburgh Author -
Hi! I’m Melody Heck Gatto.
I am the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Renegades Series.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and still reside in the Steel City with my husband, son, dog, and two cats. We are avid hockey fans and cheer on our Pittsburgh Penguins. Our one cat is even named FLEURY!
My love for my Pens has inspired my stories and fuels my passion for writing. My favorite player is Kris Letang (see my tattoo?) but I pretty much think my whole team rocks. I've been pretty lucky to have had met almost all of them. #BlackAndYellow I always represent, lol.
I am a Hallmark Channel junkie. I can’t get enough of those sappy, cliché movies. Especially Christmas ones! (or wedding, or Valentine’s Day, or autumn ones…so, yeah, ALL of them!)
I love my Starbucks, but have drastically cut back since adopting a new healthy eating practice. I’ve lost thirty pounds on #BurtonNutrition and have no plans of slowing down. You can catch me on Twitter occasionally talking about my journey to getting healthy. #AuthorsGettingHealthy
On any given day you can catch me watching the Fast and Furious movies, because I love love love Paul Walker, he is the one person I would’ve loved to have been able to meet. #2Fast2Soon I also love Bones, Supernatural, General Hospital #JaSam, all of the NCIS, and Chicago PD. #SPNFamily
I’ve loved writing since I was small, in school I was the only kid excited about creative writing assignments, lol. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages my writing, so I get to stay home and do what I love!
I support Suicide Awareness and the #OutOfTheDarkness walks, so you might see the purple and teal ribbon on some of my pages. #YouAreEnough
One of my favorite tattoos says Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle so I hashtag everything #AlwaysSparkle because you should never be afraid to be YOU! So, join me and be sure to #AlwaysSparkle !!