Publication

Two pieces of my writing have been selected for literary journals and a third has been solicited for an anthology. In the coming weeks, my creative work will appear in print! “Look Up,” a story pending in Still Point Arts Quarterly “While you held calla lilies,” a poem published in the Aurorean Learn more about…

The snowflake dissolves

In 2016, I self-published a poetry collection illustrated with my photography. Entitled “Hope in the Hoarfrost,” the chapbook includes this poem.

The Power of Place

Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place: Relic in a Bottle — magical realism entwines a museum The Only Violet Stone — a city floods with memories For more, visit Writing

Year in Review

My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work. I spent the better part of the year working toward my goals and dreams. Now, they are starting to come alive. Take a look back on 2017 with the Year in Review!

Sneak Peek Saturday

It’s the season for sharing fiction! I’ve added some of my work under Writing. On #SneakPeekSaturday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!

It’s Fiction Friday!

It’s #FictionFriday! To celebrate, I’m sharing an excerpt from Part II of my novel about the Aurora Borealis! Get a glimpse of the work before it’s picked up. For a limited time, you can read the Aurora Novel Excerpt posted on the Writing section of my website. Just click the link above, and enter the…

#5DaysofFiction All writing, all the time. From Thursday, February 23 to Monday, February 27, I am going to focus fully on fiction! I’ll be sharing the experience on social media with day in the life photos, insights, opportunities and breakthroughs! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, my personal Facebook Timeline or the Melissa F. Kaelin Art…

My Metamorphosis

A butterfly is at first only a caterpillar. It is through metamorphosis — the transformation inside her silky cocoon — that the caterpillar gets its wings.

Fiction Friday

Time to spice it up! I’ve added some fiction under Writing. On #FictionFriday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!

Giving Birth to Galaxies

The Milky Way stretches over Lake Hawea near Isthmus Peak in New Zealand. Gazing into our galaxy inspired me to begin writing my second novel.