Malinda Fugate grew up in children’s ministry from the moment her pastor father plopped her down into the church nursery full of crayons and donated Fisher Price toys. Since then, it’s been a non-stop whirlwind of flannel board, VBS, and hand-motioned songs. After two decades of dedicated volunteer service, she now serves full time as the Children’s Education Director at a church in Southern California.
Malinda earned a communications degree with a theatre emphasis from Azusa Pacific University, then worked behind the scenes at the Los Angeles Salem radio stations, including The Fish and KKLA. Her writing includes children's faith resources, commercial copywriting, various faith-based stage and screen plays, as well as co-producing "A Single Girls Guide To", a lifestyle blog and web series.
She lives by the beach with her pup, Yoshi. When she's not writing or working at church, she's either creating art, reading, or exploring the many adventures to be found in the Los Angeles area.