Writers and wannabes in the Tri-County region: This is for you!


A special offer … one week only!

cover_frontI have 15 signed copies of my poetry collective, “The Dirt Still Looks the Same,” for only $8 each, with free shipping thrown in. This is a one-week only special, expiring on Dec. 2, 2016 or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. They usually retail for $12.95 each, plus shipping. This would make an excellent stocking stuffer for the literary lover in your world. Let me know if you’re interested in a signed copy, at this special price,  by sending an email to mcmeske214@gmail.com and I’ll let you know how to order…this is my way to say thanks for supporting one writer’s dreams!

Life changes…again


I wanted to share with all of you my latest updates. If you’ve been following my words at all, you probably already know that life has brought big changes to my world yet again. If you click on the photo, you can view my latest e-newsletter which was published this past Monday. To receive it in your own mailbox in the future, text MCMESKE to 22828 or click here and sign up for it.

At the time of this post, I am starting my new job as regional editor for Campbell Publications in Jerseyville, Illinois. I am managing three weekly papers: the Jersey County Journal, Calhoun News Herald, and Greene Prairie Press. My husband Kevin and I, along with my oldest son, have moved back to my hometown from West Virginia and are making our new home in the old town. Soon my mother will join us in the new home.  My aspirations as an author continue, staying at the forefront of all my vocational efforts.

However, I can say this for certain, it’s good to be home, and this time the change is for the best…


My latest e-newsletter publishes Monday…

newspaper-63189_960_720I will be publishing my latest issue of my mostly-monthly author e-mail newsletter on Monday morning, June 13. If you haven’t signed up to receive it, text MCMESKE to 22828 or click here to sign up today. You won’t want to miss the inside scoop! Join us on the trail…I’d love to have you on the journey!

On the radio…

In case you weren’t able to tune in, here’s a link to my interview on Alton, Illinois WBGZ Radio’s morning show “Let’s Talk” from this morning  (May 23, 2016). Host Mark Ellebracht and I discussed my newly published book, “The Dirt Still Looks the Same,” and we also talked about poetry and writing in general.

Oh, and my big announcement came near the end of the half-hour show. Click on the link and take a listen…

Let’s Talk – 5-23 – Author Melissa Crockett Meske WBGZ


A Quick Heads Up…What’s New, What’s News

Be sure to tune in to my radio spot tomorrow morning!

Melissa_Crockett_MeskeFor those of you who can pick up a radio signal transmitted from Alton, Illinois, be sure to tune your radio to AM 1570 or 94.3 FM tomorrow morning (Monday, May 23) at 10 a.m. CDT.

I’ll be on the air with “Let’s Talk” host Mark Ellebracht to talk about my new book. I’ll also be sharing a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, so don’t miss it!

The next full issue of my mostly-monthly newsletter will be coming out mid-June. Click here to sign up, and make sure to visit back here as well to keep up with all the latest…launch party, signings, and more will be posted as they are finalized.

Until then, much love and light…

I’m on my way to Utah to visit with Trish…virtually that is…

trish-hopkinson-photo-2015Be watching for my guest blog post on Premier Provo Poet Trish Hopkinson’s website (https://trishhopkinson.com/category/guest-blog-post/). It should be up later tonight (Sunday, May 22).

You can read what I had to say about my topic for pondering, “Poetry: Why Even Bother?”

Trish is the co-founder of Rock Canyon Poets and had stopped by for a visit on my blog this past week; now I am returning the favor. Let me know what you think…

Goodreads Giveaway continues through the end of May…

cover_frontNow through the end of May, you have the chance to win one of five free copies of my first book, a poetry collective entitled “The Dirt Still Looks the Same.”

Lucky winners will also receive some other groovy swag and be signed up for my mostly-monthly newsletter if not already on my subscriber list.

Don’t miss your chance to enter and win…and after you’ve soaked up all the awesome poetry, let everyone know what you think about it all by posting a review on Amazon and Goodreads—please!

Reviews are most definitely welcome, and absolutely vital to an author’s continued development and success! Visit Goodreads to learn more…and to enter!

And for those of you who have already purchased a copy, THANK YOU…now please take a minute and post a review on Goodreads and on Amazon…your reviews will help me keep going!!!