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Debut Author Podcast: Melissa W. Hunter

Melissa W. Hunter is a writer and blogger from Cincinnati, Ohio, with a passion for telling stories about her family and her own life experiences. Her articles have been published on,,, and her short stories have appeared in the Jewish Literary Journal. She is a contributing blogger to the Today Show parenting community, and her novella Through a Mirror Clear was published as a serial installment on, an online literary journal written for women by women (now available in its entirety on

Her debut novel What She Lost is inspired by her grandmother’s life as a Holocaust survivor and is the subject of an upcoming episode of the documentary Generation to Generation (Fall, 2021). When not at her computer, Melissa loves spending family time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.