Melissa Studdard born August 5, 1969, Tuscaloosa, Alabama is an American author, poet, editor, book reviewer, talk show host, and professor. Her bestselling middle-grade novel, Six Weeks to Yehidah won a Forward National Literature Award and Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. The accompanying journal, My Yehidah, was released in December 2011 and was quickly adopted by art and play therapists for clinical use in adolescent therapy sessions.
Melissa Studdard’s written works are widely published and are often of a spiritual nature. They mostly focus on themes of unity, transcendence, divinity, and the human potential. She writes and publishes in the literary disciplines of poetry, short stories, novels, fantasy, young adult, middle grade, children’s, spiritual, metaphysical, interviews, and creativity journals.
Studdard is a full-time college professor at Lone Star College–Tomball and a teaching artist for The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative. From 2010 to 2012, she was an editor for The Criterion: An International Journal in English. She currently serves as an editor for Tiferet Journal, a reviewer-at-large for The National Poetry Review, and host of the blogtalkradio program Tiferet Talk, for which she has interviewed such notable figures as Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Robert Pinsky, Floyd Skloot, and Bernie Siegel. (quoted from Wikipedia)
Melissa’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was awarded a 2015 Lone Star College System Writing Award.
Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on https://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is available on Wikipedia.