Serendipity is when you stumble across a book, buy it on the off-chance that it might be an interesting book and it turns out to be brilliant, a superb read. Appalachian Justice is such a rare find....The story and the characters are complex, rich and ooze a quiet strength....[A]lthough this book is about abuse, at times graphic abuse, at the core there is this quiet, positive, persistent message that wherever you are and whatever you experience, you can survive.... The Bookgeek, CurveMagazine
Appalachian Justice is visceral, reaching out to grab your emotions and senses from the first pages....It is a wonderful debut album for Melinda Clayton and deserves to be read by every family trying to teach tolerance and the cost of prejudice....Open the pages, but be prepared, while Appalachian Justice works to break down barriers and to bring about understanding of a few key issues it is raw and at times violent though both factors are critical to the story and are not done simply for shock value. It is a critical story for our time and for the ages to come.... Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Clayton also authored Blessed Are the Wholly Broken and Making Amends, two dark novels of tragedy and suspense.
In addition to writing, Clayton has an Ed.D. in Special Education Administration and is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Colorado.