Download my book for free during the COVID-19 crisis
I'm making my unpublished manuscript, Nothing Left But Dust, available for free. In the event of Coronavirus, we're all struggling to some extent with getting through a challenging time. This book helps to remind us of the strength we each have to get through hard times.
Donations graciously accepted via Venmo (@MelGeissinger).
Stories with meaning.
I didn't find writing, writing found me. Life influences fiction and in turn impacts my life, as I hope it will yours. Learn more about my crazy wonderful and sometimes epically tragic life and how it's come to inspire my stories.
The Survival Over Surrender Project
“With perspective comes opportunity by design.”
-Melissa Geissinger, Nothing Left But Dust
After losing our home in the Tubbs fire in October of 2017, we finally just broke ground on our rebuild a few weeks ago and are scheduled to pour our foundation in about a week – over 18 months later. But back then, we didn’t necessarily know what we were going to do. Should we…Read More
The Annual 1906 Earthquake Commemoration Every year in the early morning hours of April 18th, a group of people gather at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to commemorate the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fires. It’s not a large group – sometimes it seems like the press outnumber the attendees. Folks, many who have…Read More
Fighting the Urge to Fade Into the Background When you’ve been through some really hard shit, it’s really really easy to want to put on some camouflage and fade into the background. And by all means, if you are still in survival mode, allow yourself that time. I needed it. A lot of it. I…Read More
When You Leave Your Old Life Behind When you go through a trauma, it creates a rift in your life. For me anyway, there is the life I had before the fire and my son being born, and there is the life I have after. It’s not even like two different chapters, it’s like two…Read More
Let's get coffee.
Actually, I don't drink coffee. I'll have tea. But I'd still love to chat if you are either an agent or have an interesting bit of insight into one of my current projects.