mmfrye_200xMelissa M. Frye is an award-winning writer whose works explore the consequences of letting emotional disquiet guide us. Her years of battling depression and anxiety have given her a unique perspective on losing ones self and reclaiming stability. Her short stories have won awards and she is the recipient of the 2013 Ozark Creative Writers Poet Laureate Award. When not writing, Melissa enjoys genealogy research and has discovered scoundrels, heroes and pioneers among her ancestors. You will find bits and pieces of them in her characters. She lives in Northwest Arkansas. 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