Melva Gifford has been writing since her youth. She has fiction and nonfiction shorts published in various publications, anthologies and websites. She won first place for her MG book, Operation: Middle School Madness. Her story, Forfeit is featured in the January 2021 issue of Cricket. She’s won multiple honorable mentions from the international contest: Writers of the Future.
Melva Gifford is also a Utah Story Guild member, Timp Tellers member, contributor to USG’s Tale swapper newsletter, and toastmaster’s member. She has performed in multiple venues.