Melissa's works have been published both online and in print.  She has written for such online publications as and  Her short stories have appeared in the Jewish Literary Journal, and her novella Through a Mirror Clear was selected for serial publication on, a blog for women by women.  She is also a contributor to the Today Show Parenting blog.  See below for a complete list of published works.


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What She Lost

(Cynren Press)

Through A Mirror Clear



the today show parenting blog

The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Occurred on the Day of my Daughter's Bat Mitzvah

         Featured on the Today

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You Can Go Home Again



A Letter to my Daughters, Post Election



Magic, Music, and Memories . . . Sharing my Daughter's First Concert Experience





For a Slice of Bread

(Jewish Literary Journal)


Our America

(Jewish Literary Journal)



This is What I Realized When my Daughter Had Her Bat Mitzvah




Why I'm Not Forcing My Daughter to Attend Hebrew High School




What I'm Doing Instead of Buying Hanukkah Presents This Year




Holocaust Survivor's Remarkable Resilience Reminds Us We’ll Withstand Coronavirus




blog posts and articles

After Page One; the Journey

(Literary Mama)



How My Grandmother Inspired My Writing

(Women Writers, Women's Books)