Melissa Schorr is the author of the YA novels IDENTITY CRISIS and GOY CRAZY, and a contributor to the anthology DEAR BULLY: SEVENTY AUTHORS TELL THEIR STORIES. She is also a widely published freelance journalist currently living outside Boston.
As a native New Yorker, she grew up in the Riverdale section
of the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism outside of Chicago.
She has served as a stringer for People magazine in San Francisco, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, a staff features reporter for the Oakland Tribune, a health writer for ABCNews.com in Boston, and most recently a contributing editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.
Her work has also appeared in more than 20 publications, including Glamour, Self, Allure, Marie Claire, Bride’s, Baby Talk, Working Mother, In Style, Esquire, San Francisco, National Geographic Traveler, Wired magazine, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and the San Jose Mercury News, The New York Times' Motherlode blog, and websites including ReutersHealth and WebMD.
Schorr currently lives outside Boston, Mass., with her husband, her two daughters, and her dog, Bailey.