Redbud Writer’s Row April 21, 2012

Join Melissa at 2012 Redbud Writer’s Row on Saturday, April 21 at Union College. Melissa will be among the pool of many talented authors who will be on hand to visit with readers from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Robsion Arena (the gymnasium). Melissa will have her first two novels available–Sister Blackberry and House of Cleaving.

A Note to Readers

Just a Short Hiatus ... More Novels to Come

While Growing Up Wilder was my last novel, it will certainly not be my final. I have two outlines just dying to escape from my desk drawer and I often have to apologetically shove them back in when I find they have made it to the surface time and again.

I am currently working toward completing my doctorate degree (I am all but dissertation, folks!) and I am tangled up in research that uses storytelling and social media as a way to increase hope levels for individuals and entire communities.

This research is allowing me to focus on solving a problem within Kentucky's Appalachia - negative stereotypes.

Readers, please be patient. I will return to fiction shortly. Until then, please continue to share Sister Blackberry, House of Cleaving and Growing Up Wilder with your friends and family.

As always, I welcome your notes and messages.