- “Baby” flash fiction writer
- Carnival shooting gallery markswoman
- Self-proclaimed redhead, but an official Sagittarian
Melanie Maggard is finally coming of age, and loving it! She enjoys revealing her true self through writing flash fiction, which allow her to reveal intense feelings while staying grounded in the present moment.
An Appalachian mountain native, Melanie loves her champagne, cries at the sight of a sad story, and still says “y’all” occasionally. She has worked as a psychology professor and education consultant for 17 years, teaching online courses as she traveled and took classes herself.
She is still her Poppaw’s favorite and was once deemed “Most Likely to be a Solid Gold Dancer.” Recently she performed burlesque, relearned roller skating, took improv classes, learned voice acting, threw axes, and played some intense board games.
Melanie doesn’t like to toot her own horn, but she is an excellent listener, problem solver, supporter, and all-around empathizer. She is still madly in love with her amazing husband and best friend, Tony, who is a real sport in putting up with her quirks.
Her writing is emotional and swimming in interiority, but she might grow out of it some day. Maybe. Probably not.
By the way, Melanie is still looking for a vampire to make her immortal so if you know one, please let her know. She has too much to learn for one human lifetime!