Melissa Mead (1967-2022)

SF writer Melissa Mead, 54, died February 15, 2022. She began publishing short fiction in 1999, and had more than 80 publications in magazines and anthologies, plus one novel, Between Worlds (2005). Mead was born November 4, 1967. She had cerebral palsy, and was a dedicated advocate for the rights of the disabled. She worked for a time at Clover Patch in New York, a summer camp for individuals with disabilities. She later attended SUNY Albany, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was a founding member of the Carpe Libris writing group, and a familiar figure at conventions.

2 thoughts on “Melissa Mead (1967-2022)

  • February 17, 2022 at 2:38 am

    To Melissa, wherever you are,

    Thank you for everything you are… a friend, a colleague, an advisor, a good person full of insight and knowledge. Thank you for all the help you and Jennifer (say hello to her for me) gave me with my little book. It would never have gotten finished without the two of you. I’ll never forget either of you. I picture you both leaving your chairs behind and running through the fields of heaven… laughing.

    Rest in peace my friend,

    • April 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.


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