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Meet the Members: Melinda Freeland

“There are a lot of friendly writers and people associated with the writing world, and Texas sure has a lot of writers!​”

-Melinda Freeland

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 G​od 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!

MF: If you love reading books that take place in Texas  and novels that are inspired by true stories, go to my website www.melindafreeland.com and check out the BOOKS tab. Love, Texas — Population 2 is a Christian contemporary romance novel inspired by my own true story of my life as a small-town reporter and photographer in Taylor, Texas; my reunion with my Austin high-school sweetheart; and my dynamic faith journey.  You can also check out the BUY tab on my website, where you’ll find a link to purchase a signed copy of my debut novel with PayPal or a major credit card. :)​

Thanks, Susan!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on! Please also email us, at the same address, if you’d like to learn more about WLT board service.

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