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MELISSA GEISSINGER

Author & Speaker

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

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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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How to Deal with Creative Burnout: A Personal Journey

I just returned from spending four days at the 2024 San Francisco Writers Conference, my fourth attendance in six years and my inaugural year as the new Director of Technology. The experience, though always transformative, compelled me to confront a silent battle I’ve waged within myself: creative burnout. Writing my first novel, Nothing Left But Dust, a historical fiction exploring a young girl’s tumultuous survival through the 1906 earthquake and fires in San Francisco, was an emotionally taxing experience spanning…

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