Our busy, modern lifestyles often leave very little room for the natural world. Sometimes, all it takes is a little creativity and a personal awakening to bring the outdoors to our modern life.
Melinda Salisbury is the four-time Carnegie-nominated and bestselling author of multiple young adult novels, including the Sin Eater’s Daughter series, the State of Sorrow duology, Hold Back the Tide, and Her Dark Wings, a Guardian Children’s Book of the Year 2022 and a The Reading Agency Book of the Year 2022 pick.
Her first novel, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, was the bestselling UK YA debut novel of 2015, and collectively her books have been nominated and shortlisted for numerous national and international awards and accolades, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the YA Book Prize, the Branford Boase, the Edgar Awards, the 2016 and 2019 and 2021 Carnegie medals, YALSA Best YA 2022, Eason’s YA Book of the Month, and more. Her books have been published in fifteen countries, to date.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
- Her journey as an author
- How her love for nature allowed her to get back in touch with it as an adult
- How Melinda started growing food right where she was, on her windowsill
- The types of books Melinda writes as a way to offer hope for young people
- What is coming up next for Melinda and her writing
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