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William Melden

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About meThe Bible says, "of making many books there is no end" (Ecclesiastes 12:12). This site is certainly a vivid illustration of that truth. I'm glad to be here!

Although my "day jobs" have ranged from being a schoolteacher to being a low-level federal bureaucrat, I've been writing for publication since I was twelve years old. Now, in my (ahem) "late middle age," I've embarked upon a series of young adult novels — the first fiction I've ever written for publication.

I've lived everywhere from California to Florida, but am currently relaxing in North Carolina, the birthplace of many of my ancestors.

I'm a father, a grandfather, and an unapologetic Bible-believing Christian. Some people say I have a sense of humor. We'll see about that. Nice to meet you!

About my librarySo many books have been lost over so many years that I can't even begin to remember them. By looking at my current library, I am led to books that I've experienced in the past; I'll catalog them as faithfully as I can, but it'll take time! I've always leaned more toward nonfiction than fiction, and my enthusiasms can be discerned from the books I'm listing.

GroupsBiographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, Hobnob with Authors, Non-Fiction Readers, Read YA Lit, Readers Over Sixty

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Corrie Ten Boom, William F. Buckley, Jr., John William Burgon, Erskine Caldwell, John le Carré, Alan M. Dershowitz, Joan Didion, Arthur Conan Doyle, Allen Drury, Dr. William P. Grady, T. S. Eliot, Milton Friedman, Margaret George, Samuel C. Gipp, David Horowitz, James W. Knox, Erik Larson, David McCullough, Yukio Mishima, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, Rand Paul, Wilbur N. Pickering, Peter S. Ruckman, Max Shulman, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Christina Hoff Sommers, Robert Spencer, C. H. Spurgeon, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Aimée Thurlo, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Laurence M. Vance, Tom Wolfe, Richard Wurmbrand (Shared favorites)

Real nameWilliam Melden

LocationNorth Carolina

Account typepublic

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Member sinceMay 8, 2021

Currently readingThe Cake and the Rain: A Memoir by Jimmy Webb

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