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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)

Eight Wishes


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Through A Mirror Clear




For a Slice of Bread

(Jewish Literary Journal)


Our America

(Jewish Literary Journal)


the today show parenting blog

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

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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





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)



Daily Inspiration: Meet Melissa W. Hunter

(Voyage Ohio Magazine)



Author of the Month, May 2022

(From the Write Side)



Writing the Sequel

(Women Writers, Women's Books)




Hear us Roar

(Women's Fiction Writers Association) 

A Personal Holocaust Story

(Historical Fiction Unpacked)



Our America

(Exegesis: a Jewish Literary Journal Podcast)



American Israelite

Dr. Karla Goldman presents “Isaac Mayer Wise, Cincinnati, and a Vision for American Israel”



Bar Mitzvah project draws attention of the whole world. Oy vey!



Confessions of a Mohel: Secrets from the Third Oldest Profession



Reflections on the Tree of Life synagogue shooting


The Mahjesties… A tale of mahjongg and friendship


Wise hosts Evening of Appreciation for Rabbi Thomashow


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