Times-Tribune

Knox author to appear at Joseph-Beth June 25

Thu Jun 16, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

CORBIN — Special to the Times-Tribune

Knox County novelist Melissa Newman will appear at Joseph-Beth Booksellers this month to share her latest novel, “House of Cleaving,” released by Whiskey Creek Press… Read more

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.

Melissa