Sylvia Melvin

Biography

Sylvia Melvin’s Bio

Sylvia Melvin’s affection for the written word has roots in her Canadian heritage. She grew up in a small village in northern Ontario at her family’s fishing lodge. Often, books were her companions and she began journal writing as a young adult. Today, although she lives in Florida, she uses those experiences to entertain and educate her readers in the short stories and novels she writes.
Sylvia presently works as an intervention reading teacher at W.H. Rhodes Elementary School in Milton, Florida. She enjoys teaching creative writing to her pupils and believes that reading and writing go hand in hand.
As a founding member of the Panhandle Writer’s Group, Sylvia feels the interaction between other members has motivated her to publish and market short stories and four novels: Summer Guest, a romance set in Canada, Helena:Unwavering Courage, the biography of her grandmother, Southern Sage: The Honorable Woodrow Melvin, a biography of a prominent Santa Rosa resident and Death Behind the Dunes, a murder mystery set on the coast of north west Florida.
Sylvia likes to take her readers to places they have never visited, meet folks who arouse their emotions and leave them wanting to read more.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy reading Christian books, humor, and historical fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use Kindle.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Sylvia Melvin online


Where to buy in print


Books

Convictions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1861, Alex McPhail makes a decision that changes the course of his life.Unwilling to compromise his beliefs that Florida should remain as part of the Union, he is disowned by his wealthy father. As a result, he joins a northern regiment from Harvard University. Surrounded by the reality of war, his experiences mature his character and give him hope for a better future.
Helena: Unwavering Courage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,710. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction
Can you imagine a woman burying her husband in the morning then giving birth to his last child in the afternoon? Confined to her bedroom with premature labor, Helena watches from her window as a horse-drawn wagon takes James to the cemetery. With no husband for support, Helena turns to her children's love and her faith to see her through difficult times. Her courage is a testimony to all.
Southern Sage:The Honorable Woodrow Melvin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
How many small town lawyers end their careers as a judge on the Appellate Court? Woodrow Melvin's passion for the law takes him on a journey into the courts of Florida as well as the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. Judge Melvin describes the gut-wrenching decisions he must make whether it be a child custody case or sentencing of a criminal. The legacy of Judge Melvin lives on.
Summer Guest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,050. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A disheartened American veteran comes to a Canadian fishing lodge after a tour in Iraq to find peace and a new lease on life in this serene environment.What he finds is a woman of courage who will turn his life around and give him the love he has sought.

Sylvia Melvin’s tag cloud