Melissa Cistaro

Melissa Cistaro is the author of a recently published memoir, “Pieces of My Mother.” Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the New Ohio Review, Anderbo.com, and Brevity, as well as the anthologies “Cherished” and “Love and Profanity.” She works as a bookseller and event coordinator at Book Passage. Melissa graduated with honors from UCLA and followed her literary pursuits through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland, Oregon.