Meet Melea J. Brock

Melea Brock will say (with a wink!) that she tells stories for the “kid” inside everyone. Melea’s training in social work and student affairs (Azusa Pacific University), coupled with a background in theater, have provided her with a special kind of insight into the human condition and ability to communicate through oral storytelling. Melea’s stories, whether hers or an ancient folktale or true life-story, are brought to life with believable characterization and the well-trained narrative skills of a seasoned artist.

 

Melea’s proving ground for her story skills began in a college setting when she began writing stories to communicate difficult truths to the college students with whom she worked during the early 1980’s. It wasn’t long before her storytelling was taking her into churches, organizations, conferences, boardrooms, backyards, and the sides of beds across the United States and into Canada. Her work has been produced into audio and book form and has been featured in numerous magazines. The release of her newest book and audio CD entitled, “Step Inside… Where Stories Come to Life,” has received favorable reviews from adults, children, and what Melea calls the professional storytellers—hospice caregivers, mommies and daddies, grandparents, teachers, pastors, and counselors. “Their use of my stories is the reason I keep writing them!”

 

A current push in life for Melea has been her miraculous healing from a stroke in April of 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR7n9z7-in8). Her desire is to continue her work in storytelling and writing the stories that matter, from the womb to the tomb. She is currently working on a book version of her play, “The Green Velvet Christmas Dress.”

 

She is a natural mentor and enjoys helping others realize the power and value of their story and honing writing skills. “Everyone’s story matters,” she will tell you with a second wink, “Especially the one written from your hand and shared out loud from your heart for an audience of one or 100.”

 

Melea lives in Southern CA with her husband and two children.

 

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National Storytelling Network Guerrilla Marketing
Melea is a member of the National
Storytelling Network
 Melea has trained with Michael Tasner
of Guerilla Marketing Assoc.
 www.storynet.org  www.gmarketing.com