About The Author
Author Melinda Robertson’s experience as a teen mother compelled her to write her first novel, “Motherhood… What You Don’t Know!” (2005). She wrote this book to combat the teen pregnancy epidemic that plagued inner city communities for years. “Motherhood…What You Don’t Know!” is the story of Nicole Washington, a fifteen-year-old honor roll student who gets pregnant her first-time having sex, attempts to hide her pregnancy and is forced to have a baby she isn’t ready for. When Nicole’s belly is stretched to the limits, the baby’s daddy is long gone and she’s up at three o’clock in the morning with a crying baby, Nicole’s life is changed forever!
Robertson’s second novel, “Fatherhood…What You Ought to Know” (2007) was written for teen boys because she believes society tends to minimize the role of teen fathers by focusing solely on teen mothers, but properly educating them about sex and the responsibilities they have to prevent unwanted pregnancies, is essential to reducing the teen pregnancy rate. She sold over 2,500 copies of these books combined and were instrumental in the teen pregnancy rate that has been on the decline nationwide since 2009.
Robertson ventured into new territory targeting a more mature audience in her third novel, “Mistaken Identity” (2014). It’s the story of thirty-three-year-old Morgan McIntire who lived life on her terms. She had a successful career and traveled the world, but when it came to matters of the heart, Morgan hadn’t been happy in years. There are consequences when searching for love in all the wrong places, something Morgan soon found out.
More recently, Robertson released, “The AboveGround Railroad,” (2018) is the story of Henry Madison, a twenty-year old college student wrongfully accused of fatally stabbing a fellow student during a brawl on campus. Henry proclaimed his innocence from day one and, his mother, Wanda Madison, stood by his side.
On June 8, 2019, Robertson will be releasing her fifth book, “The AboveGround Railroad 2,” at a launch party in Washington, D.C. It’s the sequel to “The AboveGround Railroad” and follows Wanda Madison’s ongoing quest for justice three years after Henry’s arrest and wrongful incarceration. Robertson takes readers on a journey through America’s criminal justice system that views black men as “guilty until proven innocent, and, depending on the type of case it is, can and will be made guilty” because of the color of their skin.