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Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist and her book, The Healer's Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). . Melanie earned a bachelors degree in special education of the hearing impaired from The University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two children in Huntsville, Alabama.


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Melanie Dickerson Hi, Rachel! I am starting a new series, but I am also going to write at least two more books in the YA fairy tale series set mostly in Hagenheim. :-)…moreHi, Rachel! I am starting a new series, but I am also going to write at least two more books in the YA fairy tale series set mostly in Hagenheim. :-)
My new series begins with The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, which comes out in May, and is a cross between Swan Lake and Robin Hood. But I also have a Rapunzel story coming out next fall, so ... yes. :-)(less)
Melanie Dickerson Hi, Lillie! Thank you! Yes, I have more books coming! After The Princess Spy, the next book in the series, which is a Rapunzel story, is The Golden…moreHi, Lillie! Thank you! Yes, I have more books coming! After The Princess Spy, the next book in the series, which is a Rapunzel story, is The Golden Braid and it comes out in November. Then I'm planning a Little Mermaid story about Colin's parents (Ranulf and Annabel's son's story). That one should be out in the fall of 2016.
In the meantime, I have a book coming out in May, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, which is the first book in a new series. Yay! :-) Can't wait for everyone to read it.
Thanks for your question, Lillie!(less)
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message 32: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson Thanks, Zoe! :-) It was very good.


message 31: by Zoë (last edited Feb 04, 2015 04:11AM)

Zoë Happy belated Birthday Melanie! Hope you had a great day! :D


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Melanie Dickerson Thanks for friending me, Sally! Happy reading!


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Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Melanie!
~Sally


message 28: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson One of my friends has started a Melanie Dickerson fan club! If you would like to join, here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 27: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson Terry wrote: "Silly thing, wifi. Lol anyway can you give a hint about your next book?"

Oh, Terry, I'm so sorry I didn't see your messages! I hope you were able to read The Captive Maiden! My next book is a Frog Prince story, The Princess Spy, coming out in November. It's Margaretha's story. :-)
Melanie


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Melanie Dickerson Micaiah wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Melanie! :) P.S. The Merchant's Daughter was really good!"

Thanks so much, Micaiah! Have a blessed week! :-)


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Melanie Dickerson Em wrote: "Only 2 more months until The Captive Maiden comes out!"

I hope you were able to read it, Em! Thanks for the message! Sorry it took me so long to see it! :-)


message 24: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson J๏ђคภภค ~ ωє'яє ƒαℓℓιη' тняσυgн ѕρα¢є, уσυ αη∂ мє wrote: "Hi there :)
Thanks heaps for accepting my friend request! My family has just recently discovered your books, and I'm really enjoying them :)
Honoured to have you on my list,

Johanna"


Thanks, Johanna! Sorry I didn't see your comment until now! God bless!


message 23: by Micaiah

Micaiah K. Thanks for accepting my friend request, Melanie! :) P.S. The Merchant's Daughter was really good!


Em (The Book Butterfly) Only 2 more months until The Captive Maiden comes out!


message 21: by Johanna

Johanna Hi there :)
Thanks heaps for accepting my friend request! My family has just recently discovered your books, and I'm really enjoying them :)
Honoured to have you on my list,

Johanna


message 20: by Terry

Terry Bell Silly thing, wifi. Lol anyway can you give a hint about your next book?


message 19: by Terry

Terry Bell Wow, I have to say this was an AWESOME book! I've been so busy with our in home daycare and with Scouts that I've only just sat down and had time to think about leaving you a MSG about your book.


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Terry Bell Btw. Can you please come to Barnes and Noble in Southlake Texas???


message 17: by Terry

Terry Bell I'm SO excited! I just downloaded The Fairest Beauty!! I'll be busy reading as soon as I log off here!!!


message 16: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson Hahaha! It isn't my fault, Terry! My publisher thinks I should only release one book a year in this series, so they are holding them back! It's very frustrating to me too! The next one after The Fairest Beauty is also finished. I finished last April! But it won't come out until next October! Such is the publishing biz. :-(
But it makes me very happy that you are anxiously awaiting them!!! Please don't forget about me in the long wait between books!!! I appreciate my readers so much! You keep me encouraged!
God bless!


Terry wrote: "Dare I say it? .... ok I will....

NEXT BOOK PLEASE !

(^_^)"



message 15: by Terry

Terry Bell Dare I say it? .... ok I will....

NEXT BOOK PLEASE !

(^_^)


message 14: by Terry

Terry Bell FINALLY!!!!!!! I've been waiting oh so patiently for this book!
I just preordered it! The Fairest Beauty.

TY TY TY!

Hope you are doing great lady!


message 13: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson Angel wrote: "Thank you so much for being my friend! I love your books!"

Thanks, Angel!!! :-) I hope you will like my new, The Fairest Beauty, coming out in Dec.!


Amber Dawn Thank you so much for being my friend! I love your books!


message 11: by anna

anna Melanie wrote: "Wow. Arundel Castle is beautiful. I would so love to visit it. Is it a museum?
I don't really know which castle photo they used, but for the indoor shots with the model, they filmed those in Colora..."


I think it might have been, the exterior shot looks a bit like it- that's why I provided the photo for comparison. I have only been inside one or two times (normally I'm outside to watch the joust/tournament etc) but I think there are some objects on display from the owner the Duke of Norfolk/Earl of Arundel's collections and such.

The major disappiontment for me was finding out that most of the castle as it stands today is not Medieval but a Victorian rebuild. Cheaters.


message 10: by Melanie

Melanie Dickerson Wow. Arundel Castle is beautiful. I would so love to visit it. Is it a museum?
I don't really know which castle photo they used, but for the indoor shots with the model, they filmed those in Colorado Springs at Shrove Chapel, which is on the campus of Colorado College.


message 9: by anna

anna The Castle shown at the beginning of the Promotional video for 'The Healer's Apprentice' looks a lot like one that is a not far from my village, and which I have known since childhood.

This is Arundel Castle in Sussex http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?num=10... the one I refer to.


Melanie Dickerson Terri wrote: "Melanie, Just curious if your coming in my neck of the woods anytime soon for a book signing. I know it is pretty far away from you but thought I would ask anyway."

Terri, where are you? I'm coming to Dallas for the ACFW Conference in September.


message 7: by Terri

Terri Melanie, Just curious if your coming in my neck of the woods anytime soon for a book signing. I know it is pretty far away from you but thought I would ask anyway.


Melanie Dickerson Thanks so much, Morgan!!! :-)


Morgan Tarpley Wow, Melanie!! I love, love the new book cover!! Can't wait to read it! :D ttyl


Melanie Dickerson Kara wrote: "thanks for the add, Melanie! praying you have a wonderful weekend and that the writing continues to flow through you :) blessings girl!"

Thanks, Kara, for being so supportive and such a great friend!!! God bless you!!!


message 3: by Kara

Kara thanks for the add, Melanie! praying you have a wonderful weekend and that the writing continues to flow through you :) blessings girl!


Melanie Dickerson SarahC wrote: "Melanie I saw one of your bookmarks at The Coffee Tree. Are you or did you do a book talk there or anything?"

Hi, Sarah! I did a book signing there. I need to do another one in December, as my second book is coming out next month.


SarahC Melanie I saw one of your bookmarks at The Coffee Tree. Are you or did you do a book talk there or anything?


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