Melinda Metz (born March 7, 1962) is an American author of young adult books as well as a series for adults. Her series Roswell High, about teenage aliens, is the basis of The WB television series Roswell and The CW television series Roswell, New Mexico. Another series, Fingerprints, is about a psychic girl who reads thoughts from fingerprints. Melinda Metz has also written books for several book series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Ghosts of Fear Street, and Goosebumps Presents. She sometimes collaborates with fellow author Laura J. Burns, with whom she writes the book series based on the Everwood TV series, and the Wright and Wong teen detective series. She also was the ghostwriter for two books in the Animorphs series. She has recently started writing for adults, with a book called Talk to the Paw, about a cat named MacGyver, who resorts to stealing in order to find a 'packmate' for his owner, Jamie. There will be at least two other books in the series: The Secret Life of Mac and Mac on a Hot Tin Roof. She lives in Manhattan, New York with a pen-eating dog named Dodger.