Melodie (Eaton) Steele grew up in Portland, Oregon. She received a BA in Biblical Literature from Multnomah School of the Bible (or was it Multnomah Bible College at that point?) and a BA and MA in German from Portland State University. She lives with her husband, Terry, two sons, Josh and Sam, and Mom, “Grandma,” supported faithfully by these and many friends and family. Her first book, on the Crosswater imprint is called Autistic ABCs – a family’s reflections on a Journey toward hope.