Melinda lives in the majestic mountains of Tennessee, but also calls breathtaking Arizona as home.. She is a published author. She also writes articles for Southern Writers Magazine, Native Hoop Magazine. When she isn’t creating a suspense story with captivating characters, she can be found reading, writing articles for a magazine, or spending time with her husband Vernon and her kids, Shaelee and Erik. As a young child, she loved reading and writing. Many nights she would wrap up in a blanket, daydream, while creating characters for her own stories. To her own surprise, she started writing and creating my very own world, a place where she could go and lose herself with just a pen and paper. She grew up with the fascination of the American Indian. Her love for them grew rapidly as she read about them from my history book. She wanted to show, in her writings, of the proud people that the American Indians truly are.