Melinda McGuire


Hello Reader and thank you for your interest!

A little about me – I’m a native Texan. I’ve lived on both coasts of the U.S. and returned to Texas.

I grew up traveling red dirt roads surrounded by Pine trees.

My Hefner Falls series, including my debut novel, Josephine: Red Dirt & Whiskey, focus on the fictional town of Hefner Falls and transport readers to various points in history, including the Great Depression and the Reconstruction era. While history plays a part, my stories are character driven.

I’m a little bit obsessed with William Faulkner (like that’s a bad thing?!), and yes, I drink Sweet Tea by the gallons.

I also am thinking of an attempt at World Domination in Scattergories… you’ve been warned!

You can find me on Twitter: @melindamcguire

Where to buy in print


A Practical Guide to Academic Writing - Timed Essays and First Drafts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Essays, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides -- General
A nuts and bolts guide to Timed Essays and First Drafts in the academic environment. This guide will help students and beginning writers learn how to write in a timed environment.
When I Met Crazy in the Morning: Mae's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story based on the characters in the novel Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey. Told from the point of view of Mae, Josephine's neighbor, who tries to determine if Josephine is dead or alive the morning after her wreck.

Smashwords book reviews by Melinda McGuire

  • Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath on July 07, 2011

    Thanks to Konrath and Eisler for sharing this and making it free! It is inspirational to read the discussion between the two of them about the future publishing -print vs. digital - and the role that all parties will play in that publishing: writers, editors, publishers, distributors. I am taking notes! Thanks for saving many of us from having to reinvent the wheel.