Melissa Gould unexpectedly lost her beloved husband in her mid-forties and found that writing about her loss was incredibly healing. She is now a firm believer in the -ish of all things, and considers herself to be young-ish, Jew-ish, and widow-ish.
Starting out as a writer on Bill Nye the Science Guy, Melissa continued to build her career as a screenwriter/producer on such acclaimed TV series as Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, Providence, and Lizzie McGuire.
She’s been nominated for several awards including an Emmy and Golden Globe. Melissa has also written many TV movies for networks such as NBC, Lifetime, and Disney Channel.
Her life as a parenting expert 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, Buzzfeed, Kveller, and more.
You can listen to her talk about "failing" at widowhood on The Other F-word Podcast here.