About Melissa

Announcement: Melissa’s debut essay collection on motherhood is now available for pre-order!

I Love You More Than Coffee

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.

Melissa has worked as a hostess, newspaper reporter, addictions counselor, and master control operator at a television station. She has operated a backhoe and an excavator, groomed the Clydesdales at Busch Gardens, and once marshaled a Canadair Regional Jet at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

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 Prince George, Virginia, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MelissaFaceWrites/, and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melissafacewrites/?hl=en.

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:

The Thing About Grades


Motherhood: Some Serious Shit

My Child Says ‘Yes’ To Every Birthday Party Invite



Strange’s: Traditions Rooted in Richmond Soil

Big Kids DO Cry … and That’s Okay!


Face published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’