WRITER & STORYTELLER
Poet, Dreamer, Believer, Optimist
Melissa Ford Thornton is an award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of professional experience. She specializes in human interest articles, creative non-fiction and public relations. Her first story was published in a national magazine when she was 13 years old and at 17 she was named Huntsville Literary Association’s Young Writer of the Year. Since that time, her work in public relations, technical writing, advertising, marketing and publication editing has been recognized by such prestigious organizations as the Southern Public Relations Federation, National Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Huntsville Press Club and technical writing societies.
She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and her career spans corporate, non-profit and academic arenas.
Public Relations Council of Alabama,
North Alabama Chapter
Americana Music Association