Melinda Musil is a freelance writer and author. She used to live in West Africa, but now makes her home in Independence, Missouri. She loves travel and has so far visited over 30 nations on five continents, as well as 33 states within the United States. She has a BS degree in education, which gives her a unique perspective on issues affecting both teachers and students. When she’s not writing, she runs marathons and designs websites for fun. Her passion for culture, history, and technology brings a unique voice to her writing.