Redbud Writer’s Row

Melissa met with over 100 readers at Redbud Writer’s Row at the Annual Redbud Festival in Barbourville. Standing at the table below: Roberta Taylor, Debbie Estes and Sandy Hash Keys, three of Melissa’s first and most loyal fans.


Melissa was seated next to Katie Pickard-Fawcett during Writer's Row at the Redbud Festival. Katie is the author of one of Knopf-Random House's newest Young Adult Novels, "To Come and Go Like Magic." Katie is also from Barbourville and like Melissa is an alumna of Union College.

House of Cleaving, a novel by Melissa Newman
Sister Blackberry