Melissa Baron

Melissa is the author of TWICE IN A LIFETIME from Alcove Press and represented by Laura Cameron at Transatlantic Agency. She lives in Chicago and works as a technical writer to pay the bills. She is a former English major, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes a lot, and hangs out with her fiancé and two cats. You can find her on Instagram and TikTok @melissabaronwrites.

10 Books Other Than the Bible U.S. Politicians Have Been Sworn In On

Politicians are not legally required to swear their oath of office on the Bible. Here are other books that politicians have been sworn in on.

How to Stop Subvocalizing to Read Faster

Want to learn how to read faster? Here are some tips on how to stop subvocalizing to increase your reading speed.

Bookish 2023 Planners and Reading Trackers

We've got your 2023 bookish planners and reading trackers right here. Start the year off right with your planning and book journaling!

8 Mythology Books for Adults

Want to move beyond Greek mythology and learn about other world mythologies? Here are 9 mythology books for adults to check out.

Indie Bookstores You Can Shop At From Anywhere

No local indie near you? No problem! These independent bookstores across the U.S. offer online ordering and will ship anywhere.

The 9 Best REBECCA Retellings Ever Written

Craving some dark gothic suspense with a dash of romance this fall? Read on for nine of the best Rebecca retellings, including The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling.

A Guide to U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Poems

Meet the new U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón. This primer will introduce you to her work, including the best poems in her poetry collections.

10 Book Festivals Announced for 2023

It's never too early to see what book festivals have been announced for 2023! Here are 10 confirmed general, YA, and children's book festivals.

The 15 Most Instagrammed Bookstores in the World

The results are in: these are the 15 bookstores most featured on Instagram. Let's talk about why they're so popular on IG.

Best History Books for the Biggest Historical Eras

16 books spanning 6 historical eras covering 2.5 million years. Read these historical nonfiction books for the best slices of history.