In the Now is a brutally honest memoir about a move across America that sparks up pop culture stalgia, philosophical debate, and embarrassing but funny memories as told from the perspective of a 24 year old recent college grad finding her way in the world. We follow her life in an unconventional semi-chrological format as she travels cross country as a young adult and reminisces on her youth in rural Massachusetts, going to college in Boston, falling in love in New York City, and chasing her dreams in Hollywood. She shares extremely personal, often funny-sometimes embarrassing-anecdotes, as well as reflections-sometimes graphic-on anything from Jack Kerouac, Star Wars, and U2's Bo to sex, drugs, and the meaning of life. Parental Discretion Advised
Melissa St. Hilaire was born and raised in rural Massachusetts. She studied film at Boston College, fell in love in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles to chase her dreams. She wrote film and music reviews for The Heights Inc. Her poetry has appeared in the periodicals Shards, The Outer Fringe, and The Laughing Medusa. She co-authored several scripts for Tone-East Productions. Her debut book, a memoir titled In The Now, was released in 2012. In 2013 she released Saurimonde, a horror/paranormal romance fiction novel, with co-author Scarlett Amaris. Her current projects include a sequel to Saurimonde, as well as a follow-up to In the Now called Medicated, a fantasy series called Kaleidoscope Moon, and a sci-fi epic called Exodus.