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Melissa Face is the author of the award-winning collection I Love You More Than Coffee: Essays on Parenthood, published September 1, 2020 and I Love You More Than Coffee: A Guided Journal for Moms (September 13, 2022). Her writing has appeared in numerous local and national publications, including Richmond Family Magazine, Charlottesville Family Magazine, Tidewater Family Magazine, Scary Mommy, Motherscope, The Myrtle Beach Herald, Guideposts, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, Prairie Times, Boomer Magazine, Sasee Magazine, Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology, Parhelion Literary Magazine, and twenty-six 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 middle school English and chronicles more of her life with her husband and two children 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:

Advanced Maternal Age – Motherscope

Pink Starbursts – Motherscope Magazine

Girls on the Run – Tidewater Family Plus Magazine

Safer at Home – Sasee Magazine

Why Childbirth is Least Embarrassing Part of Motherhood – Scary Mommy

Single Parenting in a Pandemic – Tidewater Family Plus

Learning During a Pandemic – Richmond Family Magazine

The Best Medicine – Sasee Magazine

Pretend Play is Your Child’s Superpower – Richmond Family 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

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


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

TRN WIRED – Poetry, Prose, and Pizza

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