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Georgia Southern staff member named Best Author/Writer by Savannah Magazine

Melanie Simón, a communications manager on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus, was recently named Best Writer/Author in Savannah by Savannah Magazine in its annual Best Of Savannah awards. Simón has written and published two books, La Americana: A Memoir and Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories.

Melanie Simón presents her latest book, Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories, at an event at Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah.

“I had no idea that I was even in the running or that I had won until a friend texted me, ‘Congrats on your Best of Savannah win!’” Simón said. “It’s a reader-voted award, which is what makes it so special.”

Simón has worked on the Armstrong Campus since May 2015. She began her career in publishing in New York City, and later returned to Savannah where she has served as a publicist and writer since 2003. Currently, she is partnering with producer Stratton Leopold on the book-to-film development of La Americana and will serve as a co-producer of the film.

Simón said she’s honored to have won the award.

“I was floored,” she said. “Savannah is loaded with creative talent, and to have so much support from my hometown is incredible.”


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