Melissa Gould unexpectedly lost her beloved husband to complications of Multiple Sclerosis and West Nile Virus in 2013. She doesn't look like a widow (too young), or act like a widow (she found love again), but she feels like a widow... which is how she came up with widow-ish. You can read about being widow-ish here.
Melissa is an award-winning screenwriter who started out as a writer on Bill Nye the Science Guy. She continued to build her career as a writer/producer on such acclaimed TV series as Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, Providence, and Lizzie McGuire.
She has also written a variety of TV movies for networks such as NBC, Lifetime, and Disney Channel.
Her life as a parenting expert / "mompreneur" resulted in several branded columns, blogs, and vlogs on major industry websites including WebMD, DisneyFamily and BabyZone. She also appeared in front of the camera on such shows as Rachel Ray, Access Hollywood, KTLA’s Morning Show and many other "info-tainment" programs.
Melissa continues to write and manage her life in Los Angeles, where she lives with her teenage daughter and neurotic dog. She is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, and her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, AARP, Buzzfeed, Kveller, and more.
You can listen to her talk about "failing" at widowhood on The Other F-word Podcast here.