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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.

The Authors of Fonts: A History of Type Foundries

Typefaces and fonts are born in type foundries. Read on for how they came to be and who are the world's biggest type foundries.

Books Like HOUSE OF LEAVES: An Intro To Ergodic Fiction

Looking for more books like House of Leaves? Sounds like ergodic fiction is just what you're looking for. Let's explore the genre with titles like Parabola by Lily Hoang.

16 Recent Books Reddit Thinks Will Be Classics

Redditors had some Thoughts on which books of the last twenty years will be considered classics to future generations.

Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites, But Why?

Why did we write all of our papers in Times New Roman? Why is Helvetica haunting me? Let's find out how certain fonts became the faves.

12 of the Best Literary Quotes for the Holidays

'Tis the season for some literary holiday quotes to get you in the holiday spirit! Save these for holiday cards and holiday proclamations.

8 of the Best New Self-Care Books to Prioritize Yourself

Read these new self care books for tips to de-stress, regain happiness, reclaim your living space, and remove distractions.

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

Want to know where some of those famous poetic quotes came from? Take a peek at the most cited poems at weddings, funerals, and in pop culture.

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.

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.