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Melinda Copp is a writer based in Bluffton, South Carolina. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, including The Rumpus, The Cleveland Review of Books, and The Petigru Review. She regularly writes about books for the Post and Courier. She has an MFA in creative writing from Goucher College and a BS in journalism from West Virginia University. In addition to her freelance work on nonfiction books, Melinda is writing a contemporary romance novel.

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Criticism, Essays, Contemporary Fiction



Melinda's book reviews have been published in The Rumpus, The Cleveland Review of Books, and The Savannah Morning News. And she regularly writes about new books for The Charleston Post and Courier.

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People are never funnier than when they make fools of themselves in love. When Melinda decided to try writing fiction, she soon discovered that writing romance is just as fun as reading it. She's working on a new novel right now.

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Melinda writes essays on books, life, and whatever's bothering her on Substack. Subscribe to Melinda's Letter to keep in touch.

“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.”

Toni Morrison

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