Melissa Hart
Author, Teacher, Speaker
Melissa Hart lives  in Eugene, Oregon.  She's the author of the memoir, Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood (Seal, 2009).  Look for her new memoir--Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family--from Lyons Press in August 2014.


Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Orion, High Country News, The Advocate, Adbusters, Hemispheres, Horizon Air Magazine, Writer's Digest, and The Writer.

She teaches  Feature Writing courses at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, and speaks frequently for writing-related organizations and conferences in the Pacific Northwest.


Contact her at melissah(at)uoregon(dot)edu

Find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Read an excerpt of Wild Within here . . .





Melissa Hart with Bodhi the Barred Owl
at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, Oregon

Photo by Jonathan B. Smith

"Twin narratives skillfully woven together make for an exciting and endearing roller coaster of a memoir."


See the book trailer for Wild Within here . . .
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