Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books, including the bestselling "The Christmas Bus," "The Christmas Dog," and "Christmas at Harrington's," as well as "The Christmas Pony" and "A Simple Christmas Wish." She received a "Romantic Times" Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and "Finding Alice." She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.