Melanie Brooks

Melanie Brooks is a freelance writer, college professor, and mother living in New Hampshire, with her husband, two children and yellow Lab. She's the author of WRITING HARD STORIES: CELEBRATED MEMOIRISTS WHO SHAPED ART FROM TRAUMA, forthcoming with Beacon Press on February 7, 2017. She writes on subjects ranging from grief, trauma, and illness to parenting and current events. Her recent work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Solstice Literary Magazine, The Recollectors, and Modern Loss.