Published Work

Melissa Face (center) receiving a 2022 Second Place Award from Virginia Professional Communicators

Literary Magazines and Journals

Bare: An Unzipped Anthology (L10 Press) – April 2022

Bare: An Unzipped Anthology – “Rio’s Girl” – April 2022

Motherscope – Pink Starbursts – March 2022

Pearl River Quarterly – “Connected” – Winter 2020

Motherscope Magazine – “Visits with Pop” & “Mom in the Mirror” – Winter 2022

Motherscope Magazine – “Having It All: Another Myth of Motherhood” – Dec. 2019

Parhelion Literary Magazine – “Motherhood: Some Serious Shit” – May 2019

Parhelion Literary Magazine – “Myrtle and Me” – February 2019

Life In 10 Minutes Project:

“Coffee Magic” – August 2020

“Teachable Opportunity” – April 2020

“Motherhood” – January 2019

“Don’t Read the Comments” – May 2018

“The Eyes” – February 2018

“How to Grieve the Loss of a Sister” – June 2017

“Right Now” – February 2017

“Deck the Halls” – December 2016

“Angie” – November 2016

“I Remember” – December 2015

Feature Articles:

Richmond Family Magazine – “When Healing Runs in the Family – Jan/Feb 2022

Tidewater Family Magazine – Embracing a Plant-Based Diet – March 2022

Tidewater Family Plus – How to Help Your Child Cope with Grief – January 2022

Tidewater Family Plus – “Blending Holiday Traditions” – December 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Pathways to the Heart” – November 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Girls on the Run” – October 2021

Richmond Family Magazine – “Swift Creek Production Shines Brightly” – September 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Role Models: Women in STEM” – September 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Women Building Ships” – August 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “The King’s Daughters” – July 2021

Richmond Family Magazine – “What Antiracism Looks Like” – June 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Women & Self Defense” – June 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “Nurses: Healing Heroes” – January 2021

Tidewater Family Plus – “A Closer Look at Alzheimer’s”  – December 2020

Tidewater Family Plus – “Today’s Scouts” – October 2020

Richmond Family Magazine – “Learning in a Pandemic” – September 2020

Tidewater Family Plus – “Time for a Career Reboot?” – August 2020

Richmond Family Magazine – “Pretend Play is Your Child’s Superpower” – June 2020

Tidewater Women Magazine – “On the Trail Again” – June 2020

Tidewater Family Magazine – “Mothers Out Front” – April 2020

Tidewater Family Magazine – “The Forgotten 4th Trimester” – February 2020

Richmond Family Magazine – “Parenting Through Grief” – Jan./Feb. 2020

Tidewater Family Magazine – “Overcoming Mommy Guilt”  – January 2020

Boomer Magazine – “Protecting Your Home Against Severe Weather – Sept./Oct. 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “The Thing About Grades” – September 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “Big Kids Do Cry…And That’s Okay!” – June/July 2019

Boomer Magazine – “Strange’s: Traditions Rooted in Richmond Soil” – June 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “Prioritizing Parental Wellness” – January/February 2019

Richmond Family Magazine – “Be a Better Homework Helper” – October 2018

Richmond Family Magazine – “Why ‘Great Job’ Isn’t What Kids Need to Hear” – July 2018

Richmond Family Magazine – “Building Parent-Teacher Partnerships” – October 2017

Country Woman – “Reaping Kindness” – April/May 2017

Mysterious Ways (a Guideposts publication) – “A Child’s Game Revealed a Comforting Sign from Heaven” – August/September 2016

Farm and Ranch Living – “Back Home Again” – August/September 2011

Living in South Carolina – “Hometown Proud in Conway” – January 2006

Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories:

Melissa’s stories have appeared in the following volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Blessings of Christmas (2021), Be You (2021), Making “Me Time” (2021), Christmas is in the Air (2020), Running for Good (2019), Grandparents (2019), Inspiration for Teachers (2017), For Mom with Love (2016), Reboot Your Life (2014), Just Us Girls (2013), Miraculous Messages (2013), Inspiration for Writers (2013), Parenthood (2013), Married Life (2012), Food and Love (2011), My Dog’s Life (2011), Grandmothers (2011), New Moms (2011), Shaping the New You (2010), Thanks Dad (2010), True Love (2009), All in the Family (2009), Campus Chronicles (2009), My Resolution (2008), and Teens Talk Middle School (2008).

Prairie Times – (Byers, Colorado)

The following essays have been published in Prairie Times: Juicy Fruit (2022), Mammie’s Hug Pillow (2021), Becoming an Expert (2021), Look for the Good (2020), Visits with Pop (2020), Something Unicorn (2020), Forgiveness is in Style (2020), Old Dog Smell (2019), Competing Against Myself (2019), Lesson from a Student (2018), We Love You Miss Hannigan (2018), and I Pressed the Button (2018).

Sasee MagazineStrand Media Group

The Following essays have been published in Sasee Magazine: Evan’s Elf (2021), Diary of a Working Mom (2021), I Look Awesome (2021), Waking with a Smile (2021), Recipe Magic (2020), Safer at Home (2020), The Best Medicine (2020), Mom in the Mirror (2020), Don’t Eat My Apple Bites (2019), Can’t Argue with Gandhi (2019), Summer Soundtrack (2019), Granny (2019), Reflections on Forty (2019), Heir to Facial Hair (2019), Rose-Colored Glasses (2019), Weathering the Storm (2019), Becoming a Redskins Fan (2018), Why I Go Camping (2018), Hot Dogs for Lunch (2018), Girls’ Day (2017), Ride the Bull (2017), Why We Run (2017), Soul Deep (2017), Practicing What I Teach (2017), Our Real House (2016), Another Mammie Story (2016), One Day (2016), Enough Stuff (2015), When Skies Are Gray (2015), Don’t Ask the Experts (2014), Alone Together (2014), Inside Dog (2014), Bursting at the Seams (2014), Mom on the Front Lines (2014), My Rock (2014), Mommy Mush Brain (2014), A Real Baby in the Manger (2013), Consuming with Caution (2013), Submit It and Forget It (2013), Worth the Price (2013), I’m Baby Evan (2013), Bloom Where You’re Planted (2013), A Good Time to Lose (2013), Time to Play (2012), Cute Little House (2012), Mommy Van Gogh (2012), Where’s the Pause Button (2012), Running for My Life (2012), My Fairy Tale (2012), Rain on My Wedding Day (2012), Why I Teach (2012), Degrees of Regret (2012), A Good Lunch (2011), No Me in Mommy (2011), Farmer on the Dell (2011), Fashionably Challenged (2011), Green Mountain State of Mind (2011), A New Kind of Organized (2011), Memories of Miller & Rhoads (2010), Knowing David (2010), A Garden of Friends (2010), Nighttime Intruder (2010), Smoke and Memories (2010), The First Car I Earned (2010), Conception Questions (2010), A Father-Daughter Equation (2010), A Game of Dominoes (2010), Mammie’s Meatloaf (2009), The Face of a Fan (2009), One of Us (2009), What Did You Say? (2009), Tooty & Me (2009), It’s Gonna Be Alright (2009), Christmas Magic (2008), Love: Blown Out of Proportion (2008), 4-Given, 4-Gotten, 4-Ever (2008), All the Time in the World (2007), and The Lucky Ones (2005).

Other Publications

Skirt! Magazine – “Runaway Employee” – March 2006

She! Magazine – “The Joy of Remembering” – December 2005

She! Magazine – “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” – January 2006

South Carolina Woman – “A Woman You Need to Meet” – February – April 2006

Transitions Magazine – “Rod Gragg” – February 2006

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