Melissa Wiley

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Melissa Wiley is the pen name of Melissa Anne Peterson (born December 17, 1968). She is the author of two book series about Laura Ingalls Wilder's ancestors, the Martha Years and the Charlotte Years, as well as other books for children.[1] She is a contributing writer at's GeekMom blog and cowrites a webcomic with her husband, Scott Peterson, and illustrator Chris Gugliotti.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She resides in San Diego, California with her husband, the comic book editor and author Scott Peterson, and six children. One of her sons (born December 9, 2003) has hearing loss. Her oldest daughter (born June 7, 1995) had leukemia, but recovered. She is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools her children.[3]


  • Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (2012)[4]
  • The Prairie Thief (2012)[5]
  • Inch and Roly Make a Wish (2012)[5]
  • Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place (2013)[5]

The Martha Years

  1. Little House in the Highlands (1999)
  2. The Far Side of the Loch (2000)
  3. Down to the Bonny Glen (2001)
  4. Beyond the Heather Hills (2003)

The Charlotte Years

  1. Little House by Boston Bay (1999)
  2. On Tide Mill Lane (2001)
  3. The Road from Roxbury (2002)
  4. Across the Puddingstone Dam (2004)

Carmen Sandiego Mysteries

  • The Cocoa Commotion (1997)
  • Hasta LA Vista, Blarney (1997)


  • Together in Paris (1997)
  • Hanna's Christmas (2001)


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