About Kathleen

Kathleen Melin’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, and Best of the Net.  She is the author of the progressive education and parenting memoir By Heart: A Mother’s Story of Children and Learning at Home (Clover Valley Press October 2008).  Her creative work has appeared in Poets and Writers, The Baltimore Review, Under the Sun, Essay Daily, Split Rock Review, and many others. She has worked as a magazine editor, a newspaper reporter, grant writer, ghostwriter, publicist, and as a freelance writer for national and regional publications. She holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and has taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Summit School for the Arts, and at seminars and conferences around the country.  She lives on her ancestral farm in Wisconsin where she cultivates creativity and a garden.

Longer bio and complete CV available on request.