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Melinda Friesen authored Enslavement, a young adult dystopian novel, released by Rebelight Publishing in November 2014.
Her short stories have appeared in the Forging Freedom II anthology (Freedom Forge Press), Freefall Magazine and the Metro News, and have received numerous honors:
• Grand prize in the Central Canada Lit Fest short story contest.
• First runner-up in the Lawrence House Center for the Arts short story contest.
• Honorable mention in the Writers’ Collective short fiction contest.
• Shortlisted in the Freefall Magazine short story contest.
• Shortlisted in the Freefall Magazine flash fiction contest.
Her young adult sci-fi novel, Solar was shortlisted for the Writer’s Village International Novel Award, spring 2015.
When she’s not writing, Melinda works as marketing director and acquisitions editor at Rebelight Publishing Inc. A native Oregonian, she now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband and four children.