Melanie Bishop

Writer, Teacher, Editor, Coach

Melanie Bishop writes fiction, nonfiction and screenplays and has taught all these subjects at Prescott College in Arizona for 22 years, where she was also founder and fiction/nonfiction editor for Alligator Juniper. Her young adult novel, My So-Called Ruined Life, was released by Torrey House Press in January, 2014, and was a top-five finalist for both the John Gardner Award in Fiction, sponsored by University of Binghamton, and the Firecracker Awards, sponsored by Council of Literary Magazines & Presses--CLMP. Currently in Prescott, she works as a writer, editor, coach and book doctor (Lexi Services), and reviews books for Huffington Post, Carmel Magazine and New York Journal of Books. She hosts annual Write & Play retreats in Carmel-by-the Sea, California. Information on Lexi at