Melony Hill | Author Interview
One of the best things about editing is that I get to read some really inspiring works. I want to share some of the amazing people I have had a chance to work with.
I have always enjoyed various genres, so you never know who I will be featuring here!
This month, I have Melony Hill from Stronger Than My Struggles. You can also see a TV interview with her.
Who are you?
Melony Hill is a survivor many times over. Constantly counted out by society due to emotional instabilities and a traumatic upbringing that led her down a path meant to destroy her, she has reclaimed her life and now, seeks to help others do the same. Through Stronger Than My Struggles, she aims to heal through the written and spoken word, offering resources and services to survivors from all walks of life. While publishing six books of her own in 2017, Melony assisted 10 others in becoming published authors as well. Life coach, digital marketing specialist, speaker and advocate, Melony Hill is determined to impact the lives of survivors worldwide.
Melony is not only a college lecturer and public speaker but also hosts a series of workshops in the Baltimore area including a free therapeutic writing workshop. Taking her mission to connect others with their purpose seriously, Melony leads the Baltimore branch of the Freelancers Union, a national organization with over 300,000 members nationwide.
As Facilitator of the Baltimore group, I have to say Melony is a fantastic leader!
How did you know you wanted to be an author?
Writing has been My way of escaping and healing longer than I can remember. As a youth, writing helped Me mentally remove Myself from an abusive home and traumatic upbringing.
What is most important for your writing routine?
Oddly enough, I have no routine. That’s My routine, to shoot straight from the hip, not much thinking involved.
How did you get into your niche?
I’m intersectional, I fit into a variety of niches. However, I think the niche I’ve become most known for is self-help & motivational. As a lifelong survivor, others have watched My trials and triumphs and they look at My journey as strength and guidance while on their own.
What do you hope your readers get from your writing?
I hope the biggest take away is that we are in control of our lives and image. We aren’t stuck in who we used to be, or even who people think we are, we are who we decide to be.
What do you look for in a good book?
I seek out stories of triumph over adversity. I read non-fiction mainly, I love to hear survivor stories.
What books would you recommend for the badass women reading this?
Mine of course! Pick up The Strength of a Woman and Reflections of a Survivor on Amazon today.
Do you have any advice for would-be authors?
Follow your instinct. Don’t feel the need to fit into the box that others try to put you in.
Where can we learn more about you and keep track of any new releases?
Be sure to check out Stronger Than My Struggles if you want help getting your story out, or if you are looking for a book to inspire you.