An Update From Melissa: Publishing Fiction & Traveling The World


Camilla and I always love hearing from our readers. The messages that they send us, help us make a personal connection that we may never have had the chance to make otherwise. While these messages are often Paleo related they also include stories from the lives of our readers.

We love learning about our readers so much that we decided it would be a great idea to share a little about what’s going on with us…outside of crafting Paleo recipes for you!

So here’s whats new with me…

Publishing Fiction

It’s been a dream of mine for a while to publish a fiction novel. Well…I finally managed to put my head down, work hard and get the job done.

My debut romance novel, The Marked One is currently available for pre-order on Amazon! I’m hard at work on the second book in the series and I’m looking forward to publishing more books before the end of the year.

EBOOKIf you like romance novels or know someone who does, I’d love for you to take a look at or share The Marked One with a fellow reader.

I’m even running a GIVEAWAY right now for a FREE Amazon Fire Tablet and 5 signed, copies of The Marked One. If you’re interested, click here to learn how to enter for your chance to win!


Traveling The World

From September 2015 – April 2016, my husband and I had the chance to go on one giant adventure! We sold our house, I quite my day-job and my husband graduate from school…then we were off.

We spent 8 months traveling around the world, we planned a little but most of our adventure was based off of last minute decisions. We ended up spending 4 months in Europe, 2 months in Asia, 1 month in New Zealand and tagged on South America and the Caribbean.

We hiked to the Base Camp of Everest, visited the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca trail, rock climbed a waterfall and much more. It was amazing. We learned a lot. But most importantly we had a blast.

Here’s a quick look at some of our adventures, but if you want to see more you can check out or daily blog @

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So that’s what has been going on with me. I’d love to hear about what’s been going on with you, sound off in the comments below!

Now…I’m looking forward to cooking up some great, new recipes.

Talk with you soon,

Melissa Van Dover

@melissavandover |

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Paleo Bundle Giveaway!


We are excited to announce that we will be running a Paleo Bundle Giveaway starting June 1st, 2015!

It’s just in time to get you books and Paleo products to get you in the best health (and shape!) of your life this summer.

So what’s in the Bundle?

These fabulous products…and more…

An autographed copy of our bestselling book, PALEO Cleanse!

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30 Days of Ancestral Eating to Detox, Drop Pounds, Supercharge Your Health and Transition into a Primal Lifestyle.

Learn more about PALEO Cleanse here.


An autographed copy of Tarah Chieffi’s bestselling book, The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book!

Tarah Chieffi Guest Post

The All-Natural, Nutritious Plan for a Healthy Pregnancy.

Learn more about it here and visit Tarah’s site, What I Gather, by clicking here.


A one year subscription to Paleo Living Magazine!

Paleo Living Magazine

Available only on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, Paleo Living is a magazine dedicated to helping you live a life you love by taking control of your body and your health.

Learn more about Paleo Living Magazine here.


A jar of Fatworks Tallow!

Fatworks Tallow

The Saturated Superheros, the Lords of Lard, the Royals of Oils: They are Fatworks!  Makers of the highest quality and most delicious pasture raised traditional cooking oils on the planet, and they WILL change your Fattitude! 

Learn more about Fatworks here.


A taste of Epic!


EPIC Bar, the original meat, fruit, and nut bar, is a savory high protein snack designed to inspire your most EPIC adventures. Consistent with the simple yet powerful diets consumed by our ancestors, EPIC Bars are packed with the highest quality animal meat available. Each bar is rich in protein, low in sugar, gluten free, grain free, and absent of both soy and dairy. 

Learn more about Epic here.


How does the giveaway work?

We kept it simple…because we’re sure you know by now that’s how we roll!…

All you have to do for a chance to WIN the Paleo Bundle is:

Post your favorite “Paleo inspiration” to the Wall of our Facebook Page between 12pm MST on June 1st and 12pm MST on June 15th, 2015 and then, on June 15th MST, 2015 the post with the most “Likes” wins!

“Paleo inspiration” can be anything from your personal Paleo story, an image of your favorite recipe, a quote, a meme…anything that you have encountered on your Paleo journey that was meaningful to you.


What are the giveaway rules?

Check them out on our Giveaways page by clicking here.


We can’t wait to see all your “Paleo Inspiration” entries posted on our Facebook Page wall and we look forward to finding out who the Winner will be!


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Camilla and Melissa | @thepaleopact