About Rochelle Melander, the Write Now! Coach

Author, professional certified coach, and teacher Rochelle Melander has helped thousands of people design a writing life, create great books, and connect with their readers. She is the author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide—Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It). Rochelle teaches entrepreneurs and professionals how to overcome writer’s block, write more, turn their ideas into books, navigate the publishing world, and use speaking and social media to reach their readers. She is also the founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop for children and teens in Milwaukee and leads workshops for teachers who work with reluctant writers. She interviews authors and publishing professionals on her blog, at the Write Now! Mastermind class, and in her podcast, Always Write!

Professional and Academic Achievements

Writing: Rochelle Melander is the author of ten books, including Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) (Writer’s Digest). In addition to writing books, she’s written blog posts, articles for periodicals and trade publications, resources, and training and educational programs.

Coaching: Rochelle Melander is a certified professional coach, graduate of CoachU and The Center for Family Process, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She’s been coaching professionally since 2000. In 2009, Rochelle and a writing partner developed and wrote a 12-month wellness-coaching program for spiritual leaders. In addition, they served as the lead coaches for the initial 4 years of the program.

Editing: Since 2000, Rochelle has been the managing editor of The Word in Season, a quarterly periodical (Augsburg Publishing House). In addition, she’s edited books, magazines, book proposals, short stories, and articles for private clients and companies including The Alban Institute, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, and TOPS Inc.

Teaching and Service: Rochelle is the founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop to help children and teens in Milwaukee write about their lives. She’s taught at colleges, public schools, and conferences. She currently teaches at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Education and Work: Rochelle Melander graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with majors in Theater Arts and Religion. She earned two theological Masters degrees from The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. She has eighteen years of experience as a spiritual leader and visioning consultant.

International Coach Federation
American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
National Association of Independent Editors and Writers
Professional Dimensions