Melissa Olson-Petrie’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has been published in Blue Mesa Review, cream city review, Midwest Review, Superstition Review, and other literary magazines. She served as a fiction editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review at Arizona State University, where she received her MFA. She has taught writing and critical reading at universities and colleges in Arizona and Wisconsin.

Other publication credits include lifestyle reporting for a daily newspaper and feature writing for university research magazines and websites. She has also worked behind the scenes as a supervising/project editor at a technology/computer book publisher and in employee publications.