Melanie Bishop

Writing, Teaching, Editing, Retreats


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Congratulations to my client, Dr. Linda Meyers!!

Linda Meyers (Manhattan) just received word that her essay will be published in Post Road Magazine. “The Spring Line” is a piece Meyers wrote and revised while working with me during a two-week Lexi retreat: “Write & Play in Carmel-by-the-Sea.” She did way more writing than playing, and as a result, has a killer memoir well underway. “The Spring Line” is one part of that. Congratulations, Linda!  I could not be happier for you!

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My So-Called Ruined Life makes finalist status twice in one month! Go Tate!

Binghamton University’s John Gardner Fiction Award Finalists for 2015 (in alphabetical order):

Ishmael Beah, Radiance of Tomorrow (Sarah Crichton Books)

Melanie Bishop, My So-Called Ruined Life (Torrey House Press)

Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves (Simon & Schuster)

Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

See info on winner Natalie S. Harnett here. Her winning book is The Hollow Ground.