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


"Dwelling Place" was named a Notable Essay by The Best American Essays 2018. 

Read it in my new collection, I Don't Belong Here.

I Don't Belong Here is now available from New Meridian Arts Press! 


Melissa Grunow

The Book Excellence Awards selected Realizing River City as the 2018 winner of the memoir category. 

Contributor Spotlight: Interview with Midwestern Gothic.

Realizing River City

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