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MELISSA GEISSINGER

Author & Inspirational Speaker

Melissa is an award-winning multi-genre writer and author of Nothing Left But Dust. She speaks about trauma, resilience, and neurodivergence.

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Nothing Left But Dust

NOTHING LEFT BUT DUST is a powerful tale of love, loss, and hope set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Jo and Otto must fight for survival and love as they navigate the burning ruins of the city in search of answers to a dark family secret. An edge-of-your-seat coming-of-age survival story that will leave you inspired by the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

“Great relationships, both real and fictional, are often formed in great tragedy. Melissa Geissinger's debut novel is a gem, with two compelling and original young heroes finding love in their epic struggle to survive a monstrous catastrophe."

- James Dalessandro, author of 1906: A Novel

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Compliance Setting—Finalist in the 2023 SFWC writing contest

Compliance Setting is an excerpt from the first chapter of a working science fiction manuscript. It was a finalist in the 2023 San Francisco Writers Conference writing contest. It was published in the 2023 Anthology, What We’ve Believed. AI image generated by DALL-E Compliance Setting Lilly takes a last sip of wine and puts the glass on the counter before traipsing seductively across the apartment to where Gregory sits on the couch, waiting. The apartment’s lighting dims automatically to fit…

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