Melina Sempill-Watts

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Melina Sempill Watts is the author of Tree. Her writing has appeared in many mainstream magazines, conservation publications, and local newsmagazines. Watts began her career in Hollywood as a development executive, writing consultant, and story analyst at Dreamworks. She has worked as a watershed coordinator, run stable, shelved books at a library, and created and ran Starfish Catering. Watts graduated from UCLA with a degree in history. She is a media and environmental consultant in California.

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