Mel Miskimen is a regular contributor to More Magazine and The Huffington Post. Her essays have been published in Wisconsin Trails, Fetch, and Rosebud Literary Magazine. She’s a past winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring and Florence Lindemann awards, a frequent essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio and a storyteller for The Moth. She was a member of the 2014 Listen To Your Mother cast reading her essay about her mother's love for Brett Favre.

Her book, Sit. Stay. Heal! a story of loss, finding hope and healing with the help of a badly behaved labrador retriever will be published in 2016 by Sourcebooks.

"When I write, I like to think that I'm talking to the reader, like it's just the two of us, curled up on my sofa that's covered in dog hair, drinking wine, laughing, telling tales and commiserating."

She is represented by the Kathryn Green Literary Agency.