Melanie Furlong is full-time journalist who writes for Fine Lifestyles magazines across Canada and the U.S. She freelanced for nearly 15 years for a wide range of North American publications including the Canadian Healthcare Network, The Rotarian, Latitudes In-Flight Magazine, Canadian Contractor, Meetings and Incentive Travel, The Chronicle Herald, The Medical Post, East Coast Living, Atlantic Progress, Nature Canada and Living Healthy in Atlantic Canada.
She was mentored in the 2009/2010 Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s Mentorship program by Stephens Gerard Malone. She has studied fiction with Gwen Davies, Russell Barton, Valerie Compton and the Gotham Writers Workshop in NYC.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University, where she majored in Spanish, as well as a Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language from Brock University. She taught English to adults and children in Finland, England, the Czech Republic and Canada for more than five years before embarking on a writing career.
She published her first novel, The Last Honest Man in Havana, with CreateSpace in August 2015.
She blogs at melaniefurlong.wordpress.com.
Winner of the 2009 Atlantic NEW CULTURES Award from Dalhousie University.