Melissa Hassard is partner and Director of Marketing of Sable Books, a publishing, design and consulting company that assists writers with publishing and marketing their work. She is also founder of Women Writers of the Triad, a supportive and educational group for NC writers. In 2014, she proudly accepted the role as an advisor for Writing for Peace, a global non-profit dedicated to educational and creative writing as tools for peace through activism. Melissa also serves as Publicity Committee Chair for the North Carolina Poetry Society.
Her poem, At the End, originally published in the online art and poetry journal, One, from Jacar Press, received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition from the NC Writers Network. Her work has also appeared in Vox Poetica, Iodine Poetry Journal, When Women Waken, Writing for Peace, and other journals. She has written features, articles, and blog posts for The People’s Tribune, The Rude Pundit, and Triad Living Magazine, among others.