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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:

The Forgotten 4th Trimester – Tidewater Family Magazine

Having It All: Another Myth of Motherhood – Motherscope Magazine

Tidewater Family Magazine – Overcoming Mommy Guilt

Richmond Family Magazine – Parenting Through Grief

Richmond Family Magazine – The Thing About Grades

Sasee Magazine – Heir to Facial Hair

Sasee Magazine – Granny

Parhelion Literary Magazine – Motherhood: Some Serious Shit

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

Life in 10 Minutes – Motherhood

Sasee Magazine – Mommy van Gogh

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

Boomer Magazine – Strange’s Florist

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


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