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:

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.

How I Did a 3-Day Literary Tour of London

You read articles on literary tourism all the time, because literary vacations are A+. Here's how this reader embarked on a 3-day literary tour of London.

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

You know the ones. The books you reread over and over, underline quotes, can't get enough of because the writing is so beautiful. Here's a whole list of books with gorgeous writing to add to your pile.

Inspiring Ray Bradbury Quotes on Life, Death, and Everything In-Between

Ray Bradbury tackled some heavy issues in his novels, but his love for humanity shone through it all. Here are some of the most inspiring book and interview quotes we could find.

Poems For When Life Is Just Hard

Because sometimes you need to read some beautiful poems about life to remind you that yes, life can knock the wind out of you, but these poets know it, too, and they want to remind you that you've got this.

What Shakespeare in Bars Taught Me About the Bard

Shakespeare had the right idea with performing these plays, didn't he? This reader examines what she learned when she started seeing the plays performed instead of reading them.

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

Great books told in unusual and unconventional formats.

7 Short Horror Stories You Can Read for Free

Cozy up with these short, creepy tales of horror by some amazing modern horror writers. Did we mention these short horror stories are free to read right now?