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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Melinda Michelle Evans

Melinda Michelle, a Florida native, was born in Jacksonville, raised in Sanford, and currently calls Tallahassee home. She is a proud alumna of the esteemed HBCU, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Melinda furthered her education by obtaining an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting and is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Psychology. With a decade-long career in accounting and banking, Melinda eventually took a leap of faith to pursue her true calling – writing, teaching, and speaking. As the author of 42 published works, spanning both fiction and nonfiction genres, she has become well-known for her expertise in spiritual warfare. Melinda’s literary contributions have garnered awards and positioned her as a sought-after speaker, having addressed diverse audiences as a panelist, keynote speaker, and conference orator. Her focus on spiritual warfare has resonated with women’s groups, prisons, and churches. She’ll be interviewing the author Tananarive Due at this year’s Word of South.