Mel is an award winning Wisconsin author and contributor to The HuffPost.

Her column Navigating the Sandwich, about her 30 year old offspring and 89 year old father appears monthly in the Covey Club.

She’s a frequent essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio and a storyteller for Ex Fabula and The Moth. Her essay about her mother's love for Brett Favre is included the stage production of Listen To Your Mother.

Her book, Sit Stay Heal was a ‘must read’ by Modern Dog magazine and a Target Book Club selection.

Past recipient of the coveted World’s Best Mom coffee mug. Frequent finder of lost items. Professional worrier.

She is working on her third book: House Broken, Stories of Romance, Renovation and Regret, about her relationship with her house and husband.

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