MM Downing grew up in Massachusetts with her best friends Nancy Drew, Superfudge, and the twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. She also spent quite a lot of time watching MGM musicals and reenacting pivotal scenes from My Fair Lady and the lesser-known masterpiece, Grease 2, in her backyard. All this led to a BFA in acting from New York University and a wonderful job as a book editor at Warner Books and Grand Central Publishing. The stories she couldn’t perform, she began to write down, and happily was published by at Harlequin (writing as Melanie Murray) and HarperTeen (under the pseudonym Claire Ray.) She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, two cats, one dog, and two preteens who both love to read and perform in the backyard.
Regal House Publishing and Fitzroy Books are proud to bring you the first three books in The Adventures of the Flash Gang series, co-written with Sandra Waugh, with the first adventure releasing in the spring of 2023.