Melanie Calvert Benton

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Melanie Calvert Benton

Published Mississippi Photographer,author,actress,makeup artst and motivational speaker. . I am : Melanie Calvert Benton ( aka) &quot; Dahlia Patton.&quot; I am the wife and book cover artist of western - fiction writer &quot; W R Benton&quot; http://www.wrbenton.net I am a member of: Jackson Photographic Society, and the prestigious &quot; Western Writers Of America &quot; through my association with &quot; W. R. Benton&quot;, Women Anglers &amp; Hunters Too! I am a member of:&nbsp; &quot;Women Writing The West.&quot;&nbsp; I have a website at: www.myspace.com/ladyfox250 and www.myspace.com/dahliapatton&nbsp;&nbsp; www.authorsden.com/melaniedcalvert www.visualimpressionsphotography.info.&nbsp; I have a writing site at: www.melaniedcalvert.com Southern Humor &amp; Redneck Co- Author of: &quot;The Possum Holler Gazette&quot; http://www.possumholler.org. My acting site: www.actressmelaniecbenton.info, I am also VP to a new book publishing company named: &quot;Dancing Fox Publishing.&quot;&nbsp; I am an avid deer hunter as well as out door woman who loves to 4 wheeler ride, camp, horseback ride and fish. I love going to entomology camp to help teach children how to photograph insects.. I have a venison recipe that is published in the North American Hunting Club Cook Book &quot; Prizes Of Autumn&quot;. and I have been on tv 3 times in 2006 twice in 2007. My son who is grown says this about me......&quot; If Grizzly Adams had a sister.. my momma would be it&quot; I have some Indian Ancestory like Choctaw and Blackfoot somewhere in my raising and I love wearing deer skin mocassins and Indian jewelry.. <br /> <br /> I am a christian woman and have a respect for all religions. I am MARRIED, so please do not contact me with personal relationships on your mind. I am here for my photography , writing career and networking with others who love to write also. My historical romance:&nbsp; &quot; A Southern Moon Rising&quot; is now available. A percentage of proceeds off the book will go to: &quot;Go Red For Women&quot; ( part of the American Heart Association.)&nbsp; Please go to: www.melaniedcalvert.com to read about&nbsp; the first chapter&nbsp; and order an autographed copy. I am driven to excel in my photography and writing due to the influence of my &quot;Granny&quot; Nina Tucker Calvert. She instilled in me the belief I could do anything as long as I put my mind to it.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; I am a 2008 Mentor &amp; 2009 Perserverance nominee for a &quot;Smart Women&quot; award. This award is sponsored by: Baptist Health Systems, Lifetime Television For Women and Comcast Spotlight.<br /> <br /> Vice-President of:&nbsp; Dancing Fox Publishing &amp; Visual Impressions Media<br /> <br /> 2010 Dynamic Women of Mississippi<br /> <br /> 2012-2012 Historian for MS Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, chapter #458 W.D. Holde<br /> <br />

Stories by Melanie Calvert Benton

I am almost one year out (August 17, 2009) from having surgery. I had tried almost everything to lose weight. Nothing was working to help me. In...
The month is June; two more and I will have been post-op one year from having weight-loss surgery. I chose the surgery to lose weight because nothing...
My search for any civil war relatives started over three months ago. I wanted to become a member of the UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy)...
Nearly fifteen years ago, a hunting club member of mine and his wife had been out squirrel hunting. My friend, who I’ll call Jim (not his real...
This recipe is perfect for the 4th of July. Ingredients 1–1/2 pounds of lean beef, chicken breast, deer, or elk (cubed) 1 large bottle of...
Ingredients: One whole chicken boiled and de-boned into bite size pieces. (Save the broth and water.) Set aside 3 cups of the chicken to add...
Some women indulge over chocolate, a bubble bath, food, or other pleasures. I readily admit to being a sucker for a foot rub. Ok, it...
As a southern woman, I have a lot of respect for women who endure those hideous bras, panties and other “unmentionables.” I can reflect...
1 Cornish hen per person eating (wash well) 1 large skillet cornbread (cooled down) 1-2 cans chicken broth of choice 1 tbsp. onion powder 1 tbsp...
7 - 10 venison roast, cleaned and prepped for cooking 1/4 cup Dale’s Seasoning 1/2 cup any brand “Cola” 1/2 tablespoon...
BARBEQUE SAUCE: 1 cup Ketchup 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar or Spenda 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup Sorgum Molasses 2...
I had been hunting several days in late January 2006 and the hunting season was drawing to a close. I had hunted the day before on Friday for six...