Melanie Rigney is the author of several books of interest to Catholic women. The most recent is Radical Saints: 21 Women for the 21st Century (June 2020, Franciscan Media). Earlier works include Woman of Worth: Prayers and Reflections for Women Inspired by the Book of Proverbs (June 2019, Twenty-Third Publications); Blessed Are You: Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith (July 2015; Franciscan Media); and Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration (July 2013; Franciscan Media). Blessed Are You was the Summer 2016 online book club selection for Wine in the New Evangelization, a national group for Catholic women. Melanie also is a frequent conference and meeting speaker on the way these women can inform our lives today. She is also the owner of Future with Hope Women LLC, which offers events for Catholic women over 40.
Melanie is a regular contributor to Living Faith, the Catholic devotional; Catholic Mom; and Women in the New Evangelization. She also has written for Viva Mercy, Catholic Update, Catholics for Family Peace, and numerous other sites and organizations.
Earlier, Melanie co-authored When They Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics (Twenty-third Publications). She returned to the Catholic Church in 2005 after being away for thirty-three years.
When she's not writing, you'll generally find Melanie doing her second love, editing. Since 2003, her publishing consultancy, Editor for You, has helped hundreds of authors, publishers, and agents. From 1998 to 2003, Melanie was editor of Writer's Digest magazine and also served for a time as editorial director for Writer's Digest Books.