Author Archives: Melanie

Summer Sales

It’s been a great summer so far for selling my books and bookmarks. I spent a couple of Saturdays at the Fenton Street Market in downtown Silver Spring, and spent a day with my friend Dottye at the Juneteenth Book … Continue reading

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Go Bali or Go Home!

In November, I will have a big birthday. And when I say big, I mean 5-0 big! (I can’t say the word, it’s too disconcerting. As a friend of mine said, it’s like coughing up a fur ball.) Most birthdays … Continue reading

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Big Read at McKinley High

Super excited to announce that my novel, “The Color of My Soul,” has been selected as the “big read” at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. All the students will be reading the book this summer and I’ll make … Continue reading

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Short Story Collection Now Available

I’m super excited to announce that my short story collection, “Let No One Weep for Me: Stories of Love and Loss,” is now available for pre-order as an e-book (see above for where to order). The official publication date is … Continue reading

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Making the Connection

Had a fabulous day at Banneker High School in Washington, D.C. on Thursday; I spent time with three of Ms. Clare Berke’s 9th grade classes. Although all ended well, the day had a troublesome beginning — my car wouldn’t start. … Continue reading

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Another Year Over

Sending my best wishes to all for a happy new year! “It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, … Continue reading

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A Novel Affair: A National Novel Writing Month Event

Join me on Saturday, November 15 at 1 pm for A Novel Affair: A National Novel Writing Month Event at the Greater Tried Stone Baptist Church, 1363 Otis Place NW, Washington, DC (a short walk from Columbia Heights Metro; 52 and 54 bus … Continue reading

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Story Published Online

It’s always exciting to get a story published. Many thanks to Memphis Vaughan, editor of TimBookTu, for selecting my short story, “New Clothes,” to be included in the site’s Summer Quarter. I hope you enjoy it. http://www.timbooktu.com/hatter/newcloth.htm  

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On the Radio

In January, Yvonne Battle-Felton interviewed me for her weekly radio show “The Writing Life,” where she talks to some notable figures in writing today. I met Yvonne several years ago when we were both studying at Johns Hopkins, and was excited … Continue reading

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Thank You for a Thank You!

I was so thrilled recently to receive a thank you card from Ms. Wendy Thorbjornsen and her class at Trinity University for having visited them last month. It was such a cool surprise in the mail. Each student signed their … Continue reading

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