I am a freelance journalist and editor based in Washington, D.C. My articles, essays and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, USA Today, Vice, Slate, Delaware State News and elsewhere; and I have appeared on CNN and Feature Story News. My fiction has been published by District Lines, Magical: An Anthology, and Gargoyle (forthcoming). I’ve worked as a program manager and communications director at the International Reporting Project and as an assistant editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and linguistics from Georgetown University and a master of the arts in nonfiction writing from the Johns Hopkins University.


I love writing. In my nonfiction, I cover hobbies and lifestyle, climate change and health, gender equality, food and nutrition, travel and memoir. In my fiction, I like writing about the moments, large and small, that make people who they are.

Book ReviewsThe Ghost Map

I love reading. My favorite genres include literary fiction, international fiction, young adult/new adult, memoir and narrative nonfiction, to name a few. I’m particularly obsessed with books by women and stories with a strong sense of place. I’m a proud member of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC)!

Book Club

I love bookstores. Once a month, I get particularly geeky about my love for books by moderating two book clubs: the Nonfiction Book Club at One More Page Books & More and the Read Harder Book Club at Upshur Street Books. Drop by sometime!

Contact Me

If you have any ideas, comments, links, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at MelodyASchreiber [at] gmail.com or contact me through any of the social networks you see to the right.

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