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Melanie Neale

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Melanie Neale grew up living aboard a 47' sailboat with her parents and her sister. The family traveled the US East Coast and the Bahamas from the mid 1980's to the end of the 1990's, and both daughters were home-schooled until they went to college. Melanie began writing poetry and short stories when she was a young child, and she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Eckerd College in 2002 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Florida International University in 2006. She lived aboard her own 28' sailboat while in graduate school in Miami. She has taught college, captained and crewed on boats, detailed boats, worked in a bait shop, worked in marketing, and currently works as the Director of Care ...more

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“Part of it was a feminist streak and the other part of it was the ultimate in antifeminism: a deeply rooted need in me to be accepted by my dad and by other men. If I could do the same things as them, I would be accepted into their world.”
Melanie Neale, Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love & Fiberglass

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Melanie Neale Guess what's out in an audiobook now! http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoir...


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