Melinda Palacio
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"Great time at the Women's Literary Festival in Santa Barbara yesterday. I've added a new blog post to She Writes."
May 6, 2012
Melinda Palacio posted a blog post

Lagniappe: Give Them Something Extra

In the past two months, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Cal State University Channel Islands, El Paso Community College, Cal State University Channel Islands, and, most recently, the Women's Literary Festival in Santa Barbara. Most of campuses have invited me to discuss my novel, Ocotillo Dreams. However, I always start off…See More
May 6, 2012
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"@sherrie Late coming to the Social Media party, but I took some time out to visit the twitterverse. Thanks for the reminder, Melinda Palacio"
Feb 7, 2012
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Sep 28, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a blog post

Low-Tech Writer Hits the Road

 August marked the beginning of the Ocotillo Dreams book tour. I don’t have an agent or a big publishing house to send me on a 30-city book tour, but I’m a determined person of the world with a story to share. My…See More
Sep 26, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a status
"I will be in Tempe, AZ this week at Changing Hands Books, Wed. Aug. 31 at 7pm, reading and signing Ocotillo Dreams. I hope to see you there."
Aug 29, 2011
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"http://ning.it/mTBoxc Noozhawk article on me by Leslie Dinaberg"
Aug 15, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a status
"Just shared a new blog entry about platform building and writing my first novel."
Aug 1, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a blog post

Lucky Platform: Writing My First Novel

I’ve spent the last five years waiting for my novel, Ocotillo Dreams, to be published. My first task was to finish the book, something I accomplished after completing the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship.  In 2007, I entered the program with two creative writing publications: one poem and one short story,…See More
Aug 1, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a status
"I've added a new She Writes post."
Jul 5, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a blog post

Low-Tech Writer

I am a low-tech writer. I prefer pen and paper, instead of keying directly into the computer. Even when I compose a long and important email, I prefer the fluidity of ink across the page.  If life were slower and less hectic, I would probably prefer a fountain pen over liquid gel, roller or ball point. However, I don’t…See More
Jul 5, 2011
Melinda Palacio posted a blog post

Coming Up The Ranks at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference

 The rebirth of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference begins next week, June 18-23, under the new ownership of Monte Schulz and Nicole Starczak. The conference has been on hold for two years. For many local Santa Barbara authors, the conference is where we got our start.           …See More
Jun 11, 2011
Melinda Palacio is now a member of She Writes
Apr 27, 2011

Profile Information

Who I am:
I am a poet and a fiction writer. My first novel, Ocotillo Dreams, will be published this Summer, Bilingual Press 2011.
My poetry chapbook, Folsom Lockdown, won Kulupi Press' Sense of Place 2009 competition.
Read more about my writing at www.melindaplacio.com.
twitter: LaMelinda
I am a blogger with La Bloga.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.melindapalacio.com
@LaMelinda
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Ocotillo Dreams
Folsom Lockdown
I've contributed to Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, Poets of the American West: An Anthology of Eleven Western States, San Diego Poetry Annual, the Maple Leaf Rag III, the Maple Leaf Rag IV, Anne-thology, and the forthcoming, Southern Poetry Anthology IV.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Ink Byte Magazine and
La Bloga
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
N/A
Services I offer to other writers:
N/A
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
yes
My professional associations:
AWP, PEN USA
I found out about She Writes from:
Jennifer Redmond

Melinda Palacio's Blog

Lagniappe: Give Them Something Extra

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

In the past two months, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Cal State University Channel Islands, El Paso Community College, Cal State University Channel Islands, and, most recently, the Women's Literary Festival in Santa Barbara. Most of campuses have invited me to discuss my novel, Ocotillo Dreams. However, I…

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Low-Tech Writer Hits the Road

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

 

August marked the beginning of the Ocotillo Dreams book tour. I don’t have an agent or a big publishing house to send me on a 30-city book tour, but I’m a determined person of the…

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Lucky Platform: Writing My First Novel

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

I’ve spent the last five years waiting for my novel, Ocotillo Dreams, to be published. My first task was to finish the book, something I accomplished after completing the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship.  In 2007, I entered the program with two creative writing publications: one poem and one…

Continue

Low-Tech Writer

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

I am a low-tech writer. I prefer pen and paper, instead of keying directly into the computer. Even when I compose a long and important email, I prefer the fluidity of ink across the page.  If life were slower and less hectic, I would probably prefer a fountain pen over liquid gel, roller or ball…

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At 2:13pm on June 8, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Melinda, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News and/or in the Novelists – Struggling or Not. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
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Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells and The Wednesday Sisters
At 12:43pm on April 27, 2011, Julia Barry said…
Hi Melinda,

So glad you are here, and welcome to She Writes!

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

Warm best,
Julia Barry
Social Community Manager @ She Writes
 
 
 

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