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Melinda Cochrane

Melinda Cochrane is an inspirational speaker,writer and publisher. Her first publication was with ditch poetry and The Stray Branch literary magazine with work recently published with Backalong books in The art of poetic inquiry. Work also published with Brian Wrixon in “ In memory and In Ink” a collection of poetry. She’s published in online magazines such as, Life as a human, Young Men’s Perspective Magazine, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine. Melinda has recently received the Mary Belle Campbell scholarship for poetry from the North Carolina Writers Network. Also a winner of the summer Malahat Review weekly monostich contest. She’s published work in the Quills literary poetry journal. Her collection of poetry called The man who stole father’s boat, is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. It was first published with Backalong Books. Her recent publication is a novella called Desperate Freedom, first published by Brian Wrixon Books Canada, was on the best seller’s list for one week. She’s read in Bournemouth England, North Carolina, and Montreal- 100 thousand poets for change, Nuit Blanche and other events. Her speaking engagements focus on healing, finding your passions and executing them.She will move you with her determination and belief in the process she learned as a survivor of many violences and of poverty. Contact melindawrites@hotmail.com for futher details. Melinda is also the editor of Perspective Poetry Magazine. Recently, Melinda was the long list winner for the Fermoy International Poetry Contest. Her new poetry collection is called She’s an island poet, published by YMPmedia1Network.com

Books by Melinda Cochrane

Desperatefreedom Desperate Freedom

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