Ashland, Kentucky

Melissa answered questions about her novel Sister Blackberry during the book event at the Flatwoods Branch Library in Greenup County, Kentucky.

Twelve Novel Women, a reader's group from the Ashland, Kentucky area, invited Melissa to speak about her book Sister Blackberry. The group took chose the novel as a project for the month of May. Melissa visited the group and other fans Saturday, June 19th.

Readers were curious about how Newman crafted her stories.

Melissa spoke with the Twelve Novel Women group about various issues dealt with in the book and how they relate to other women's issues.

Larry Day, Greenup County High School English teacher, speaks with Melissa about Sister Blackberry.

Sister Blackberry fan Mary Hafey Johnson asks Melissa questions about the novel.

Melissa is pictured here with several members of the Twelve Novel Women reader’s group.

Melissa donated four copies of Sister Blackberry to Greenup County area high schools as well as three books to the Greenup County Library System.

House of Cleaving, a novel by Melissa Newman
Sister Blackberry