Melissa C. Marsted is the founder of Lucky Penny Publications, which publishes children's books, as well as nonfiction, memoirs, and autobiographies. She grew up in Connecticut as a competitive skier, runner, and swimmer and then turned her attention to marathons and ultra-marathons. Her passion for long distance running in Utah’s national parks inspired a children's book series on the national parks; Buzzy and the Red Rock Canyons is the first in the series. She is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Utah Publishers Group. A graduate of Harvard University, with a B.A. in classical Greek and an M.A. from Antioch University, Melissa serves on several boards including Utah Humanities, Summit County Library, and the Harvard Alumni Association of Utah. Melissa has five children's books in print and is currently writing her running memoir, Finding Feathers. Melissa lives in Park City, Utah and has two sons, a Jack Russell terrier, and two cats.