Adele Oliveira (formerly Adele Melander-Dayton) is an award-winning writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Adele was a general assignment reporter at The Santa Fe New Mexican from 2012-2013 and contributes regularly to Pasatiempo, the paper's weekly arts and culture magazine. Adele has written for The Kirkus Review, Salon.com, Popmatters.com, Mosaic Magazine, and other publications. She studied English at Vassar College and has an MA in journalism from New York University's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program. In 2012, after ten years away, Adele returned to Santa Fe where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.