Ashe writer published in latest ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



ASHE COUNTY — If you need an uplifting story or motivation through a hard time, Melissa Edmondson has you covered.

Edmondson just had her fourth contribution to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series published in the most recent book “Think Possible” that was released earlier this month.

“I have always been a writer. I never showed anybody or did anything with it, I just did it on my own,” said Edmondson. “I started writing little ‘feel good’ essays from lessons I took from every-day life. I just wrote them for myself.”

Edmondson, who is originally from Virginia, moved here last year and married her husband, Richard, in November.

Edmondson may never have published any of her works if not for people in her life urging her to do so.

“I would have friends going through some tough life circumstances. I would show them something I had written and they gave me feedback and told me I should do something with it,” said Edmondson.

She has also self-published her own book of essays entitled “Lessons Abound” to go along with her submissions to “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

Coming up soon, Edmondson plans to publish her first novel that she has been working on.

The other three “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books you can find some of Melissa’s submissions are “Find Your Inner Strength,” “The Cat Did What?” and “The Dating Game.”

Edmondson had a short story entitled “Keep Moving” that appeared in the “Reflections on the New River” book published by McFarland Publishing in Jefferson this past April.

For contact information and to keep up with Edmondson’s upcoming publications, check out her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MelissaHalseyCaudill .

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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By Nathan Ham

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