Melanie Robertson-King

Writer and Mother in Ontario, Canada

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My debut novel – A Shadow in the Past – was accepted by 4RV Publishing in October 2011 and released in the summer of 2012. I even made the trip to the Kansas Book Festival in September to celebrate its launch and met my publisher and editor face-to-face for the first time, along with three other authors from the publishing house.

I’m the daughter of a Scottish national, who came to Canada as a Home Child through the auspices of The Orphan Homes of Scotland. I wrote an article on my father and for the longest time only shared it with my local writers’ group. Eventually, I sent it on to Leopard Magazine in Scotland where it appeared in their March 2010 issue.

My father encouraged me to study Highland Dancing and take part in local competitions. I last competed in the summer 1969, a few short months after his death, at the 1000 Islands Highland Games, where I won the Silver Medal in the Sword Dance.
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