Melissa Baron

Melissa lives in Chicago, and works as a technical writer and freelance copywriter. She is a former English major and graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion because she loves them a little too much. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes fiction, goes on literary-themed road trips, and hangs out with her cat, Denali. Twitter: @MelissaBaron4 Blog: https://melissabaron.net/

10 Great YA Novels About WWII

Here are 10 YA novels about World War II set around the world, featuring stories of perseverance and heroism, from Europe to Korea to the US.

Have Some Peter Rabbit Decor to Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s Birthday

It's Beatrix Potter's birthday! Celebrate and decorate with some lovely, whimsical Peter Rabbit decor, jewelry, prints, and more.

Best Miss Frizzle Quotes From The Magic School Bus

Be inspired by the best Miss Frizzle quotes from The Magic School Bus in honor of creator Joanna Cole.

5 Books On the Necessity of Police Reform

These books by former police, attorneys, and activists like Maya Schenwar’s Who Do you Serve? Who Do You Protect? speak on the history of policing and the need for police reform.

5 Nonfiction Reads to Learn More About Viruses

To better understand the coronavirus, let's consult the experts. Here are 5 nonfiction books about viruses written by virologists and disease specialists.

9 Feel-Good Road Trip Reads

Road trips are magical and let you chart your own course. Pick up some feel-good road trip books and capture the magic of these characters' journeys.

How to Bring an Outdoor Reading Experience Indoors

Wishing you could read outdoors as the weather warms? Bring your outdoor reading experience indoors with a soothing, nature-inspired toolkit.

What Can Your Book’s Copyright Page Tell You?

You know. That page you always flip past. But there's so much rad information your book's copyright page can tell you. Join us on this nerd adventure!

Holiday Gift Level Up: 15 Personalized Christmas Books for Adults

Get creative this Christmas and check out these personalized Christmas books for adults, including journals, comics, coloring pages, and more.

How Are Words Added to the Dictionary?

Ever wanted to know how words are added to the dictionary? We spoke with Merriam-Webster to find out what journey a word takes for dictionary inclusion.

13 Songs Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe

Quoth the Raven, "Listen to these songs influenced by Edgar Allan Poe's works." And your soul shall be lifted by this Poe-inspired music!

Literary Tourism: Copenhagen, Denmark

7 Books to Make You Feel Smarter About Wine

We love wine. But how much do we really know about it? These books about wine will teach you to taste, order, and discuss it like the fancypants you are.

15 Spring Poems to Give You Hope After Winter’s Shenanigans

Winter's leaving soon, we're pretty sure (if the rumors are true). In the meantime, get yourself into a spring mindset with these lovely spring poems.

5 Of Your New Favorite (And Free!) Book Club Apps

Is running your book club getting stressful? Want to start one but it's too daunting? Here are 5 free book club apps to make managing your club a breeze.

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