Cops and Writers Podcast

150 Finding The Strength To Write After Tragedy And Grief With USA Today Bestselling Author Melinda Colt.

December 24, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Melinda Colt Episode 150
Cops and Writers Podcast
150 Finding The Strength To Write After Tragedy And Grief With USA Today Bestselling Author Melinda Colt.
Show Notes

Today on the show we are traveling to Romania speaking to USA Today Bestselling Author Melinda Colt. 

Melinda Colt is an award-winning and bestselling author of thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels. While she’s a Juris Doctor and professional target shooter, she worked as a journalist before she became a full-time author and owns a graphic design business.

Melinda indulges her romantic side by writing romance novels under the pen name Melinda De Ross.   

In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Melinda’s wide variety of interests, including having a law degree, being a journalist, a professional target shooter, and owning her own graphic design studio. 

  • What it was like living in Romania under communism.

·      Her interesting childhood and being immersed in many endeavors.

·      What Melinda’s influences were growing up that molded her author career.

·      Her beginnings as a journalist and how that helped her later as an author.

·      Melinda being a former target shooting champion and how that has influenced her writing.

·      Her writing in two different genres, crime fiction, and romance, and how she blends the two.

·      How Melinda earned the title, “USA Today Bestselling Author.”

·      How Melinda overcame personal tragedy and profound grief not writing for almost two years, to finishing her next novel.

·      Her advice to anyone getting back to writing after a personal tragedy.

Please visit the
Melinda Colt website.
Come on over to the
Melinda De Ross website.
Need a book cover? Melinda has you covered:-) Check out her
graphic design website.

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