I Love You More Than Coffee Meets Latched Mama!

CHECK IT OUT! Melissa Face recently appeared on the Latched Mama podcast! She and Lindi Riffe  discussed motherhood, helping reluctant readers, and Melissa’s debut parenting collection, I Love You More Than Coffee!

I Love You More Than Coffee, a gift book for parents who love coffee a lot and their kids (a little) more, will be available in bookstores and online September 1, 2020, just in time for the holiday shopping season!


Purchase your copy here:

Chop Suey Books

Mascot Books


Barnes & Noble


“…A beautiful tribute to motherhood, it realistically captures some of the not so easy moments that produce our most precious memories. Full of wisdom, charming anecdotes, and sensible ideas, it would make the perfect accompaniment to the newly pregnant mother’s Bible, Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting. New and not so new mothers will find this satirical introduction to motherhood enjoyable and delightfully entertaining.” –Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite (5 star review)

Praise for I Love You More Than Coffee:

“Warm, wise, and easy to read, this collection of essays is a primer for parenthood that will charm your soul.”

-Karen Schwartzkopf, editor, Richmond Family Magazine

“Melissa’s thought-provoking collection blends humor with heart to tell the compelling narrative of motherhood, a narrative that is both personal and universal and will stick with you long after reading it.”

-Lindsay A. Chudzik, editor-in-chief at Feels Blind Literary

“As a soon-to-be first-time mom, it’s nice to read a book about having kids that is really relatable. Melissa Face’s essay collection is exactly what I need at this stage in my life and something that anyone who is a parent will absolutely love.”

-Kris Perelmutter, author and television personality

“An honest, heartwarming, and hilarious look at motherhood. If you’re about to be a mother, in the trenches, or looking back, this is the perfect book for you.”

-Elizabeth Varel, editor, Parhelion Literary Magazine

“…Melissa normalizes the bad days and shares her joy in the best parts of motherhood. I cried, I laughed, and I related completely to every single story.”

-Leslie Moore, editor, Strand Media Group

Book Press:

Richmond Local Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020!

Progress-Index – Demolition Coffee Promotes Local Author

Write From the Heart – Sit Down and Drink Up

Richmond Moms – Meet a Mom

The News-Progress – Local Mom Publishes Parenting Collection

Author Interview with Trisha Faye

Writer’s Zen Blog

Coffee With Strangers RVA

Heather Weidner’s This or That Blog

Progress-Index Substitute Teaching During Pandemic

Mother’s Day Literary Care Package

Progress-Index Historic Farmers Bank

The Dragon’s Lair – ARGS Magazine – January 2020

Life in Ten Minutes Press Interview 11/18/2019

“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…”