Melissa M. Frye was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1968. She’s a short story author, novelist and award-winning poet whose tension-filled, emotional writings challenge readers to examine the craziness inside them. Her years of battling depression and anxiety have given her a unique perspective on losing ones self and reclaiming stability. She is the recipient of the 2013 Ozark Creative Writers Poet Laureate Award and readers of Melissa’s short stories have added her to their lists of authors to follow. When not writing, she enjoys genealogy research and her ancestors include scoundrels, heroes and pioneers. You will find bits and pieces of them in her characters. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her mother, three dogs and two cats. To stay current of Melissa’s writing projects and activities sign up for her newsletter, there’s a link at the top of the page.
“Frye has the skills to make it far. I will be on the look out for her work in the future.” – Dale Herring
“Abandon, a short story by Missy Frye, takes me back in time to the joviality, passion, and strength of my youth.” – Cresta McGowan
“Melissa “Missy” Frye whose writing, with such detailed plot and characters, will have you wondering how she gets it all into so few pages!” – Tammy Snyder, Arkansas Book Reviewer