Melanie Dale is a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. Author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose, she’s also a contributor for Coffee+Crumbs and a panelist for MomsEveryday TV. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys working for Children’s HopeChest, recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, and blogging at Unexpected.org.