Melinda R. Cordell
BioMelinda R. Cordell lives in northwest Missouri with her wonderful little family, a fluffy white dog, a laid-back cat, and two red hens. Her nonfiction book, Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More, is available from Chicago Review Press. She graduated from Hamline University with an MFAC for writing for children, and her stories and articles have appeared in magazines like Organic Gardening, Birds and Blooms, Heirloom Gardener, Grit, Highlights, and Cricket. She is working on about 42 more books even as you are reading this. Or maybe she is sleeping. Heaven knows she needs it.
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Anyway, that's the stuffed-shirt version of my bio. I'm just dropping in to let you know that though my main interest is writing novels for middle-school and high-school readers, I'm really all over the map. On the nonfiction side I'll write about Civil War history but mainly gardening. (I worked about half my life in horticulture.)
I've been writing for 20 years now, but I got into self-publishing in September 2016 and have been over the moon about it ever since. Right now I'm laying the foundation for my future books. I'll be releasing some older books and writing a bunch of gardening stuff, but my big goal right now is to write Meira's trilogy. It's freaking me out a little bit because it generally takes me a year to write a good book. To be honest, I'm a little scared about being able to write, revise, and release a whole trilogy in the space of two years. If you-all are up to giving me a hand along the way, I'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks for reading!