Mel is an award winning Wisconsin author and contributor to The HuffPost. Her essays have been published in Wisconsin Trails, Fetch, and Rosebud Literary Magazine. She’s a frequent essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio and a storyteller for Ex Fabula and The Moth. She was a member of the Listen To Your Mother cast, reading her essay about her mother's love for Brett Favre.

"Writing is a way for me to organize the crazy stuff that happens every day and make some kind of sense out of it."

She is represented by the Kathryn Green Literary Agency.


Sit. Stay. Heal! a story of loss, finding hope and healing with the help of a badly behaved labrador retriever is published by Sourcebooks. Go and fetch it at these fine retailers:

This memoir, at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, is sure to warm the hearts of all who read it.
— Modern Dog