Rochelle Melander is a speaker, certified professional coach, and the bestselling author of twelve books, including the just-released social justice book for kids, Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing. Her previous book include the National Novel Writing Month guide—Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) and Level Up: Quests to Master Mindset, Overcome Procrastination and Increase Productivity.
Through her writing and coaching, Rochelle Melander helps writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs overcome distractions and procrastination, design a writing life, turn their ideas into books, navigate the publishing world, and connect with readers through social media.
She is the founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop that supports children and teens in finding their voice and sharing their stories. Visit her online at writenowcoach.com and rochellemelander.com.
Writing: Rochelle Melander is the author of twelve books, including three writing books. The most recent book is Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing. She’s also the author of the National Novel Writing Month guide Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It) (Writer’s Digest) and the productivity guide, Level Up: Quests to Master Mindset, Overcome Procrastination and Increase Productivity. 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 PCC with the ICF, graduate of CoachU and The Center for Family Process, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She recently completed coursework for her ADHD certification. 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 trained by the National Writing Project. She’s taught at colleges, public schools, and conferences. She currently teaches at the Milwaukee Art Museum, in the Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Milwaukee Public Library. Visit her children’s book website to learn more about her work with children: https://rochellemelander.com/
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 holds additional certificates from The Center for Family Process, CoachU, and the National Writing Project. 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
Polka Dot Powerhouse
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