MELISSA CISTARO

melissa_cistaro_squareMelissa Cistaro is the author of the memoir PIECES OF MY MOTHER (winner of the “Best Nonfiction Book of 2015” selected by The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association). Her stories, essays and interviews have appeared in The New Ohio Review, Brevity, The Huffington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, PBS: To the Contrary, Bookish, Good Housekeeping and the anthologies Love and Profanity and Cherished. Melissa graduated from UCLA and is an alum of the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland.