Melinda Clayton is the author of two series: The Cedar Hollow Series, which includes novels Appalachian Justice, Return to Crutcher Mountain, Entangled Thorns, and Shadow Days, and The Tennessee Delta Series, which includes Blessed Are the Wholly Broken and A Woman Misunderstood. Clayton also authored Making Amends, a novel of psychological suspense.

In addition to writing, Clayton has an Ed.D. in Education Administration and is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Colorado (now on retired status). She works as a writing tutor, teaches for Southern New Hampshire University's COCE MFA program, and is a monthly contributor to IndiesUnlimited, named as one of Publishers Weekly's “Six Great Blogs for Indie Authors.”

Other Works

  • Blessed Are the Wholly Broken


Awards and Recognition

  • Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Gold Winner in 2013 [Appalachian Justice]
  • Finalist for the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Synergy Program in 2013 [Appalachian Justice]
  • Sapphic Readers Book Club Book of the Year in 2011 (under a different imprint) [Appalachian Justice]
  • Finalist in the 2014 Kindle Book Awards [Blessed Are the Wholly Broken]

Press and Media Mentions