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Who I am:
Melanie S. Hatter had two big publishing successes in 2011. Her novelette, Taking the Shot, was published in electronic format by Etopia Press, and her novel, The Color of My Soul, was published in softcover by the Washington Writers’ Publishing House.

Melanie has a background in newspaper journalism and makes a living in corporate communications. She received a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and graduated from the master’s in writing program at Johns Hopkins University. Her essays have appeared in Moxie magazine, and the now defunct ACE Dialogue and Emerge magazines.

Melanie’s short stories have appeared in The Lipstick Pages and Diverse Voices Quarterly. Melanie’s short story, “Obsessed with Claudia,” won the May 2000 First Annual Romantic Tales Writing Contest. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Melanie lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Color of My Soul
Taking the Shot
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing critiques
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
AALBC; Red Room; Black Authors Showcase
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National Black Writers Conference Was Fabulous!

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 2:59pm 0 Comments

I hopped on the Megabus on Thursday night (March 29) headed for New York City where my sister (by choice, not by blood), Amanda was waiting for me. (The bus cost me $16.50, and with gas prices as they are, I couldn’t have been happier!). I stayed with Amanda in her lovely home in Queens and we drove into Brooklyn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference. We had the best time! Heard some great thought-provoking discussions and supported the array of…


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At 9:16am on June 24, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Melanie, Belated welcome to the novelist group; we're delighted to have you join us! If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. We do a live chat Wednesdays at 1 EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. Do join us! And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.

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Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 7:24pm on January 2, 2012, Jennifer Lauck said…

Welcome to this terrific site!   xo Jennifer Lauck

At 7:30pm on December 31, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.  I hope you have a happy new year!


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