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Five Questions with Shanna Melton

1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I've been creative writing since I learned how to write. My mother kept so many of my stories and pictures from a very young age and has them to this day. I had my first poem published when I was thirteen-years-old. My grandmother found a poem that I forgot at her home and entered it to be published in "Treasured Poems of America" and I won. That was the first time that I realized my poetry could exist outside of my journal and among other talented artists. Since then I have shared, publi