Melinda was born in Macon, Georgia, but grew up in a small town in southern Mississippi. She lived in Atlanta for 25 years before returning to the Gulf Coast. Her first published work "Back To Bienville, A Journey Into Wellness" is a chronicle of her path into health after suffering for many years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She is currently working on a sequel to this book.
In addition to writing, Melinda also enjoys composing music ~ sometimes with words and sometimes without.