Melanie Dickerson

melanieToday we welcome Melanie Dickerson, two-time Christy Award finalist and historical romance author, to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1) Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?

Melanie: Jennifer, I rarely watch TV shows—almost never—during their allotted time. But we do sometimes watch them on DVD, like Duck Dynasty, which we love. What can I say? Those Robertsons remind me of my family back home in L.A. (Lower Alabama). We also watch a lot of the past seasons of Psych. And we did get hooked on the season of The Voice with Dez Duron and Cassadee Pope. But that is the extent of my TV watching, pretty much.

(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?

Melanie: I think it’s great and benefits everyone.

(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?

Melanie: Definitely Facebook! I am on Twitter, but I don’t really understand it. Haha!

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The Captive Maiden

Thank you, Melanie, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!

Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a copy of one of her books. It will be the winner’s choice, whichever of her four books you want.

Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and her second novel, The Merchant’s Daughter, won the 2012 ACFW Carol Award in the Young Adult category. She writes historical young adult romance novels for Zondervan. She is a graduate of The University Alabama and has taught special education at nearly every grade level, elementary to high school, and taught conversational English to college professors in Ukraine. She now lives near Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters. Please visit her on her website, and friend her on facebook. You can pre-order The Captive Maiden at

37 thoughts on “Melanie Dickerson

  1. Thank you so much for hosting her, Jennifer!

    And I’m with you, Melanie–totally don’t get the whole Twitter thing! 😉 I *love* Duck Dynasty and Psych. Both are hilarious!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for the chance to win! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for hosting her, Jennifer!

    And I’m with you, Melanie–totally don’t get the whole Twitter thing! 😉 I *love* Duck Dynasty and Psych. Both are hilarious!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and for the chance to win! 🙂

  3. Melanie, I love your interview. I am from Duck Dynasty country. I live in the same town. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that has problems with Twitter. Thank you for the opportunity of a giveaway.

  4. Thats an awesome interview. Thank you so much for doing what you both do. Her books have made a big impact on my life and I love them.

  5. The answers you gave made me laugh! I love that I can get to know you not only as an author but as a person, and I love the giveaways! Especially for my favourite books! 🙂

  6. Melanie – glad you from LA – that makes us almost family since I am a GA native! I don’t watch reality TV if I can help it – it all seems to rehearsed. I am on twitter but never use it but I love FB! And I love real books & ebooks… Just love reading – especially your books!!

  7. I enjoyed this interview. I too prefer facebook and don’t have a clue about Twitter. I would love to win a copy of one of your books.

  8. What a wonderful interview!
    I’m with Melanie, reality TV isn’t my thing but I do enjoy Duck Dynasty and the voice and have watched psych since the beginning and I’m sad it’s ending. My family gets a kick out of all!
    Thanks for letting us get to know you and for the chance to win!

  9. Melanie, I love your books and am super excited about your new one coming out soon! While I am a tv watcher, I also love Psych, it’s a great show and I can’t wait to see the new Psych musical coming soon!

  10. Cannot wait to read your next book….have enjoyed each book that you have published!!!! And our 10 year old is dressing up like Uncle Si for trick-or-treating so we are Duck fans also!! Thanks and hope to be a winner!!! Dana

  11. I grew up in the Florida panhandle – about 15 minutes from the Alabama border – and it’s such a southern area that we used to call ourselves LA, too. 🙂 I haven’t seen Duck Dynasty but my sister loves it so I know I will once I get around to it. And I’m with you on twitter – I really don’t get the hype. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. My daughter and I love Melanie’s books. I’ve given my daughter all of her books. The Captive Maiden is on her Christmas wish list so it would be terrific to win a copy here. I raved about The Merchant’s Daughter to my book club so it was put on our list to read and discuss in September. All who read the book really liked it. One of the things we really enjoyed about it was the natural use of scripture throughout the book. Plus, it’s a really great story!

  13. I don’t understand twitter at all! And I am suppose to use it for work!

    Love your books Melanie! I wish I could read hundreds like them! Keep writing more please!! Never stop!

  14. Hi, Melanie!

    I don’t do twitter, at all – it’s all I can do to keep up with blogs, emails, & Facebook! Love Duck Dynasty, & the fact that they took a stand for the Lord , refusing to remove the religion in their show!

    Haven’t read any of your books, but would love to! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of one of your books!

  15. Ms. Melanie,
    Thank you so much for all of your books!! A person who loves CLEAN romance and medieval times (like me) should read this wonderful series. I agree that Twitter has some confusion. Again, thank you for your amazing writings!!

  16. Great interview of Melanie, and am so looking forward to your new book, The Captive Maiden! Keep up the great writing, Melanie!

  17. I don’t watch TV anymore either, there was a day there were many hours wasted changing channels, but now, I tend to read more. I love historical novels too because it is like time travel! 🙂

    Enjoyed the 3 question Wednesday answers! Thanks!

  18. Captive Maiden sounds great. I have loved your others. And as I have said before you have the best covers! Please enter me. Thanks!

  19. I am with Melanie on the no twitter thing. My idea of reality tv is the Amazing Race. I like seeing other countries. I would love to read your new book.

  20. Melanie, my favorite book of yours is The Merchant’s Daughter. I love the beauty and the beast theme, and I’ve read and re-read that book many times. I can’t find anything that compares to your story. I’m really looking forward to reading The Captive Maiden when it’s released, and I hope you’re planning on writing more fairy-tale inspired books.

  21. I would absolutely love to win The Captive Maiden!! I love Melanie Dickerson books!! I have read all of her books Except The Captive Maiden!

  22. An entry from Britain! Would like to perhaps win ‘The Healer’s Apprentice’ as that’s the only released book I haven’t read. Thanks.

  23. Cannot wait to read the Captive Maiden! I definitely have to agree with Mrs. Dickerson: I don’t understand twitter either…This series is the best fairy-tale re-telling I have ever read! Most importantly, I love the Christian views!

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