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Melinda Clayton has published over twenty articles and short stories in various print and online newspapers and magazines. She is the author of the Cedar Hollow Series, which includes Appalachian Justice, Return to Crutcher Mountain, Entangled Thorns, and Shadow Days.

Clayton's second series is the Tennessee Delta Series, which includes novels Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, and A Woman Misunderstood. The third in the series, Child of Sorrow is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2018.

She also authored Making Amends, a dark novel of tragedy and suspense.

Clayton has an Ed.D. in Special Education Administration, is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Colorado (on retired status), and is a writing tutor for Pearson
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Appalachian Justice

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Return to Crutcher Mountain

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Making Amends

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A Woman Misunderstood is available for pre-order now, and will be live on December 1.

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On a sweltering July morning in rural Tennessee, fifty-year-old Rebecca Reynolds visits the family farm, where she literally stumbles across the mutilated bodies of her parents and younger sister.

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Melinda Clayton Thank you, Jean, I'm so glad! I worried about this one, because I know some of the topics are disturbing. I'll quit worrying so much now!


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Jean Melinda,
Loved, loved, loved Blessed Are the Wholly Broken by Melinda Clayton


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