Fox Cities Book Festival 2018: October 8th - October 14th

Mel Miskimen


Mel Cieslik Miskimen is an award winning writer. Her essays have appeared in the Huffington Post, More Magazine, Wisconsin Trails, Fetch, and Rosebud Literary Magazine. She’s a frequent essayist for Milwaukee Public Radio, and was a cast member of Listen To Your Mother, in 2014 and 2017. Her essay, 4th and 12 about her mother’s unwavering love of Brett Favre will be included in the scripted version of the show.
Her book, Sit. Stay. Heal! a story of loss, finding hope and healing with the help of a badly behaved labrador retriever (Sourcebooks) was a recent selection on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Chapter A Day.
For a more detailed account of her adventures with her dog and living in an old, drafty empty nest with an equally old and drafty husband, go to
She is represented by the Kathryn Green Literary Agency.