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 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:

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

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


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

Tidewater News – Local Writer Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul