Literary and life updates: Kyle and I broke up after fifteen years together and are looking forward to a time when we can be close friends. I’ve been blessed with some new bookkeeping clients I’m very excited to work with. And we have two upcoming events for The One-Way Rain: “Being a White Novelist,” a talk I’m giving at Community Change next month, and “Four Readings on the Theme of Youth” at More Than Words in November. I also have another event up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

JULY, 2014
The writing group is off to a good start! Meanwhile, I’m organizing a group event, “Four Readings on the Theme of Youth,” for October at More Than Words bookstore. Details are up on the Events page.

MAY, 2014
My writing group at the Cambridge Women’s Center is taking shape. Steer over to Events to learn more.

APRIL, 2014
“Publishing while white,” my guest blog for Diverse Pages, is now up. The hard-working folks at Diverse Pages will also be giving away two copies of The One-Way Rain as the month goes on! See the sidebar on their homepage to enter, or go to Rafflecopter. (Note that although the raffle says they’re e-copies, these are real live paper books.)

That Fenway reading is confirmed: it’s on Monday, April 28th, and pizza is involved. Details on the events page. Also check out the events page for upcoming gigs at Lucy Parsons, the BCAE, and the Cambridge Women’s Center.

MARCH, 2014
I’m giving a book reading and talk at the Lucy Parsons Center in May. Please join us! Details here (and here’s a pdf press release).

Also, this summer I’ll be reading and leading a writing workshop at the venerable Cambridge Women’s Center. This is a woman-only space, and anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome.

An April reading sponsored by a Fenway community group is also in the works. And I’ll have a guest blog up at Diverse Pages around April 3.

I’m excited to announce I’ll be leading an LGBT book club at the Boston Center for Adult Education in the spring, as well as a reading/writing workshop in Cambridge. Stay tuned for details!

Rain is now available at the lovely Boston indie Trident Booksellers.

We are giving away two copies of Rain in return for reviews. Enter by e-mailing Wildheart Press. Full details here.

The book is now available at Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury!

Retroactive publication press release here (pdf).

Rain is now available at the great Harvard Book Store. You can also find it at the Los Angeles and Boston Public Libraries.

Ten copies of the book are going out to LibraryThing winners. Enjoy!

Here’s the press release (pdf) for the Frugal reading at the end of December. And (also pdf) a poster!

Save the date: I’ll be reading and signing The One-Way Rain at Roxbury’s Frugal Bookstore on December 28 at 1 PM. RSVP on Facebook (by pressing “Join,” I believe). In the Jacobowitz tradition, there will be cookies! More details.

Fifteen copies of Rain are on their way to Goodreads members! If you didn’t get one, don’t be sad—just sign up for LibraryThing and enter our new giveaway there. To find it, go to More, then Free Books, then Member Giveaways, and then search by “paper only” (it means physical books, not just paperbacks, though Rain is that too).

The One-Way Rain is a giveaway on Goodreads this month! Click here to throw your hat into the ring. But don’t tarry—sign-up ends November 3.

Meanwhile, check out the author interview I was honored to be able to give Diverse Pages.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council featured me and The One-Way Rain on its ArtSake blog. Check it out here and get some behind-the-scenes intel.

Book party! Join us at Haley House Bakery Cafe on Friday, September 20, from 6 to 8 P.M., for reading, socializing and free snacks! RSVP at the event page on Facebook.

APRIL, 2013
Joining Twitter: It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Check out my feed for up-to-the-minute news and ruminations.

Wildheart Press now has a website! Please visit and enjoy.

Most of our news is now located in Publisher’s Progress. Please follow along!

JULY, 2012
Read my answer to the question “Why did you decide to become an artist/presenter?” in July 2012’s Artsake blog from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

SPRING, 2012
Coming up: something of a paradigm shift. Also, blog now accepts comments!

Meanwhile, Melly was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless Literary Prize. Thank you Bakeless judges!

The new book is finished! Please check out The One-Way Rain here, and enjoy the excerpts in the sidebar.

SPRING, 2011
Read a short story drawn from Melly Mockingbird in the Spring 2011 Santa Monica Review. Seven dollars only! Available from all fine independent bookstores.

MARCH, 2011
I read from Melly at Porter Square Books in Cambridge on March 15, 2011. My bloggy wrap-up.

Here is an item about me in the December, 2010, Fenway News, written by the beautiful and not at all biased Joyce Foster.