Bio

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Melissa Face’s writing has appeared in numerous local and national publications, including The Myrtle Beach Herald, Guideposts, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, Prairie Times, Richmond Family Magazine, Boomer Magazine, Sasee Magazine, Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology, Parhelion Literary Magazine, Scary Mommy, and twenty-one volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Arts 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 Roads Writers.

Currently, Melissa teaches world literature at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology. She chronicles more of her life with her husband and two children in Virginia, on Facebook MelissaFaceWrites, and on Instagram @melissafacewrites.

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:

Time for a Career Reboot? – Tidewater Family Plus

Pretend Play is Your Child’s Superpower – Richmond Family Magazine

On the Trail Again – Tidewater Women Magazine

Mom in the Mirror – Sasee Magazine

Teachable Opportunity – Life in 10 Minutes Lit Mag

Mothers Out Front – Tidewater Family Magazine

The Forgotten 4th Trimester – Tidewater Family Magazine

Having It All: Another Myth of Motherhood – Motherscope Magazine

Overcoming Mommy Guilt – Tidewater Family Magazine

Parenting Through Grief – Richmond Family Magazine

The Thing About Grades – Richmond Family Magazine

Motherhood: Some Serious Shit – Parhelion Literary Magazine

My Child Says “Yes” to Birthday Invites – Scary Mommy

Motherhood – Life in 10 Minutes

“Great Job!” And Other Things We Should Stop Telling Kids – Richmond Family Magazine

Strange’s Florist – Boomer Magazine

Big Kids Do Cry And Here’s Why That’s Okay – Richmond Family Magazine

Press:

Progress-Index – Teaching in the Pandemic

Life in Ten Minutes Press Interview 11/18/2019

Village News – Face Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Progress-Index – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandparents

TRN WIRED – Poetry, Prose, and Pizza

Progress-Index – Teacher Finds Writing Good for the Soul