Hello and welcome!

Hello there! I’m so glad you stopped by. Let me introduce myself…

I’m Melissa Crockett Meske.

A professional writer, editor and researcher. An indie author and a recreational poet. An ideasmith, a thought catalyst and a passionate lover of words.

Located in the St. Louis Metro-East where the River Road meets up with the Mother Road, but available virtually anywhere.

A product of the Midwest, I have been writing for a living in some form or another for more than 25 years. Currently, I am employed as senior reporter/editor for a local weekly newspaper (AdVantage) distributed across Madison County, Illinois and have also written features over the years for several other area publications.

My inkdrops can be found in the St. Louis and DC metro regions, and I am both an Amazon and Goodreads author and editor.


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I have also penned original works of words, including a published poetry collective available through Amazon.com as well as a published lyrics that were professionally recorded, produced and published that you can listen to via ReverbNation.

Currently, I am facilitating a group of writing enthusiasts who meet monthly in Jerseyville, Illinois known as the Writers & Wannabes Guild of Greater Jersey County. We just had our first exhibition of original words and are looking forward to our next steps.

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Thanks so much for stopping by — for your ongoing interest, encouragement & support!