Melissa Goodnight

Melissa Goodnight

Melissa Goodnight lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Jerimiah, and her ten-year-old son, Jackson. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club. Though Charlotte is her current home, she was born and raised in Kansas, and enjoys sharing stories about her Midwestern roots. She also enjoys writing short stories and poetry. When she isn’t writing, Melissa drinks coffee and talks politics with Sir Duke Barkington, her standard poodle.

Melissa Goodnight

Focusing on the “Real” of Life

Julie Patterson interviews
Melissa Goodnight

 
 

Nonfiction reader Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #40 featured nonfiction writer Melissa Goodnight. Here’s what Melissa had to say about how she approached revealing intimate moments in her own life, and how writing helped to process her grief in service to others… 
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JOV NEW

NONFICTION ISSUE #40

Doll

By Melissa Goodnight
 
 

Dana worked the morning shift at Skaggs Regional Hospital. As far as nurses go, she was friendly and efficient. She was a sturdy girl, with gentle hands and a welcoming hug. In the early morning hours, as the sun made its slow climb from behind the clouds, Dana could be found shuffling cords and fluffing pillows…
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