Melyssa G. Sprott

Pittsburgh-born United States writer, artist, and award-winning photographer, Melyssa G. Sprott uses many different means and mediums of self-expression. Having written thirteen poetry collections and ten children’s books in thirteen years, as well as contributing to numerous short horror collections, countless poetry anthologies, and having work published in several countries, she enjoys many a sleepless night with pen in hand. She spent several years as senior moderator at one of the world’s largest online poetry forums as well as teaching poetry forms. Other credits include Co-Managing Editor and Staff Writer of the Literary Journal.  Physical art, cutting and manipulating paper and texture is a current favorite activity—especially regarding paper roses, woven paper art, and children’s book illustrating. When acting as photographer, she enjoys capturing flora, fauna, insects, architecture, nature, and anything else that might peak her interests at that moment. She happily resides in the Ashtabula Harbor of Northeastern Ohio with her adoring husband, Troy Ziegler—they are the proud parents of three sons and three dogs.