Mel Miskimen is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her essays have been published in More Magazine, Wisconsin Trails, Fetch, and Rosebud Literary Magazine. She’s a past winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring and Florence Lindemann awards, a frequent essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio. She was a member of the 2014 Listen To Your Mother cast. Her book Sit. Stay. Heal!, a story of loss, finding hope and healing with the help of a badly behaved Labrador retriever, will be published in September by Sourcebooks. See www.melmiskimen.com She is represented by the Kathryn Green Literary Agency.