As a child, Melina Druga was struck with two incurable afflictions that have dominated her life ever since – a constant need to write and an obsession with history.
All of Melina’s historical knowledge is self-taught. While she appreciates all history, she has concentrated her studies on the period 1890-1920, with an emphasis on World War I and how it affected the lives of ordinary people.
Melina has a degree in English and learned journalistic practices and copy editing on the job. She has worked for newspapers, online publications and small-business clients, and has in her portfolio thousands of articles, blog posts and news briefs.
When not working, Melina can be found practicing yoga or indulging her inner news junkie. She lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter and cat.
Melina maintains a website and blog at www.melinadruga.com. She can be found on several social media sites, including Goodreads, but her favorite is Twitter. You can follow her @MelinaDruga.
When did you first start writing?
I was in the fourth grade, although I remember creating "newspapers" even earlier than that.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was about two sisters living in an 1840s canal town.
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