Crandall, Melissa

  • Melissa-Crandall

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  • Crandall cut her professional writing teeth on media tie-in novels for the television shows Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Earth 2. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors (where she happily rubs shoulders with Mark Twain); The Great Connecticut Caper (in conjunction with Connecticut Humanities); Allegory, the Tri-Annual Online Magazine of SF, Fantasy & Horror; Amoskeag, the journal of Southern New Hampshire University; and in the collection Darling Wendy and Other Stories. Her nonfiction has been featured in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness; in the blog “The Wild Ride: Caretaking Mom Through Alzheimer’s;” on “The Drunken Odyssey, a Podcast about the Writing Life;” in STRIDES, the magazine of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (now PATH International); and in A nimal Watch, the magazine of the ASPCA.

    Crandall’s latest book, The Man Who Loved Elephants, is narrative nonfiction about Roger Henneous, who for 30 years served as senior elephant keeper at Oregon’s Washington Park Zoo.

    She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has worked as a waitress, secretary, retail clerk, and licensed massage therapist with hospice. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Hebron, Connecticut with her husband and pets.

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  • Titles by This Author:

    Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness
    Quantum Leap: Search and Rescue