REALIZING RIVER CITY won the Nonfiction-Memoir Silver Medal in the 2017 Readers' Favorite International Book Contest. 

My second book was accepted for publication!

I DON'T BELONG HERE: ESSAYS is forthcoming from New Meridian Arts Press in 2018. 


Melissa Grunow


Let's run away together and write! 

Join me at Yellowstone National Park in August for the Writing Creative Nonfiction Workshop hosted by Women's Wilderness Writing Workshops. Registration is open!

Check out the Readings & Events for upcoming events in your area.

Read the features in Central Michigan Life and The Oakland Press!