Mel Clayton
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Apr 13, 2023

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About Me:
Mel Clayton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she earned a BA degree in English and an MFA degree in Creative Writing. She has lived in Arizona, Texas, and currently resides in North Carolina (her home state). Her most recent work,On Parole, is available at
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Graham Greene, George Perec, Jim Thompson, Gil Brewer, Jack Kerouac, Mickey Spillane
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Shield, Luther, The League, Breaking Bad, Weeds,Downton Abbey

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At 4:48am on August 13, 2013, Dan L. Coleman said…

Yeah, I worked with Tim briefly back in '83 when he had a small weekly paper, The Western Star, up here in the Roseboro/Clinton area.

I'll look at your site and info. more closely and put your book on my order list. I buy numerous each year, and always try to patronize local folks, especially. Look forward to it.

My own murder mystery, as yet unpublished, is located in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, as well as on the UNC-W campus.

Also, forgot her name at the moment(I'll look it up), but Scott Turow's publicist at Hachett Book Group is also a graduate of UNC-W and was close to Tim and his wife while there.

At 11:19am on August 12, 2013, Dan L. Coleman said…

Hi, Mel,

     You might have known Tim Bass at UNC-W.

At 1:37am on August 9, 2012, Cher said…

Welcome to Crimespace, Mel. I'm Cher, assistant editor of the new crime fiction podcast at , looking for new writers and stories. As a free show, we can't pay for stories, but we can increase your fan base, and our extraordinary narrators can make magic from your words. We accept short stories, collections of short shorts, excerpts, or first chapters. We have a broad definition of crime fiction. If you have a piece you'd like to hear on our show, please get in touch!


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