About Melissa

Announcement: Melissa’s debut essay collection on motherhood is forthcoming in late 2019! Check back soon for additional details!

Melissa began writing professionally in 2004 when the former publisher of The Myrtle Beach Herald gave her a chance at writing a weekly column. Since then, her work has appeared in the following newspapers and magazines: The Myrtle Beach Herald, Myrtle Beach Area Business Journal, The Virginian Pilot, The Sussex-Surry Dispatch, Living in South Carolina, South Carolina Woman, She, Skirt!, Guideposts, Farm and Ranch Living, Country Woman, Prairie Times, Boomer Magazine, and Richmond Family Magazine.

Melissa has contributed stories to Not Your Mother’s Book on Being a Mom, NYMB on Family, A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers II, In Celebration of Sisters, Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology, and 21 volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul including: Campus Chronicles, Inspiration for Writers, Parenthood, and Married Life.

She has written ad copy and tag lines for DSL Marketing in Myrtle Beach, SC, and is a regular contributor to Sasee, a woman’s magazine (although there are many men who read it and love it as well!) in Myrtle Beach.

She has a BA in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University and a MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University. Melissa holds teaching certifications in English, special education and gifted education and is a proud member of James River Writers and Hampton Road Writers.

A complete list of publications can be found on the Published Work tab. Check out some of her published essays and articles here:

Recent Essays and Feature Articles:

My Child Says ‘Yes’ To Every Birthday Party Invite


Motherhood: Some Serious Shit




Strange’s: Traditions Rooted in Richmond Soil

Big Kids DO Cry … and That’s Okay!


Face published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’






“Melissa’s style of writing is refreshing and funny. Her work is so good that she has quickly become one of Publishing Syndicate’s most favorite writers.”

-Dahlynn McKowen

CEO, Publisher and Creator of Not Your Mother’s Books

“refreshing and funny…”

“Melissa Face is a wonderful writer and a frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I feel as if I know her personally through her storytelling.”

D’ette Corona

VP, Assistant Publisher

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC

“…I feel as if I know her personally…”