“There are a lot of friendly writers and people associated with the writing world, and Texas sure has a lot of writers!”
A member of the Writers’ League since 2011, Melinda Freeland lives in Canyon Lake, Texas.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Melinda Freeland: Christian contemporary romance and women’s fiction.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
MF: Anita Shreve. Is any part of The Last Time They Met autobiographical? (That’s my favorite book written by her.)
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
MF: The Bible. It’s long, so it would keep me occupied for hours. I would continue to learn some new insight each time I read it, and I could maybe figure out why God decided to stick me on a deserted island!
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
MF: There are a lot of friendly writers and people associated with the writing world, and Texas sure has a lot of writers!
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
MF: My debut novel just came out in May, so I see many more years of writing novels in this genre and women’s fiction. If my writing could take me on a trip to the red carpet because my novels were made into a movie, that would be awesome!
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
MF: I just finished reading My Hope Next Door by Tammy L. Gray. It’s also a Christian contemporary romance like my debut novel and it’s also written about “real” people. Like I say, “Christians are people, too!” This author did a fantastic job of keeping me interested enough to read even when I was dead tired, making me really feel for the main characters, and portraying Christians realistically to show both their good and bad sides.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
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