edieFind your voice, live your story…is the foundation of Edie Melson’s message—no matter if she’s addressing parents, military families, readers of fiction, or writers. As an author, blogger, and speaker she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. She’s penned numerous books, including While My Child is Away, a book of prayers for when we’re apart.

As a leading professional within the publishing industry, Edie travels to numerous conferences as a popular keynote, writing instructor, and mentor. Her top-ranked blog for writers, “The Write Conversation,” reaches thousands each month, and she’s the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

In addition, as a respected expert on social media, Edie has the proven expertise to teach others how to plug in without sacrificing valuable writing time. Her bestselling eBook on this subject, has recently been updated, expanded and re-released as Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers.

She’s the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine, and the Social Media Mentor for My Book Therapy. She’s a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, regular columnist for Guideposts.org, Just18Summers.com, and PuttingOnTheNew.com. She and her husband, Kirk, have been married 35 years and raised three sons. They live in the Upstate of South Carolina. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Photo of Edie Melson courtesy of Mary Denman
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