Melissa Nicholson

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Sycamore, IL
Saint Leo University
Travel, Home And Living, Food And Wine
  • Melissa is a freelance writer with niches in travel, home and living, and food and wine. She also spent time with a digital marketing company as an SEO content writer, where she published over 1,000 articles as a ghostwriter.
  • She enjoys encouraging mothers with articles on her blog, Aprons, Heels, and Yoga Pants.
  • One of her greatest privileges as a writer was volunteering her time to write "freedom" stories for O.U.R (Operation Underground Railroad), an organization that rescues trafficked children.


Melissa's greatest accomplishment is raising six fabulous children, most of who are now grown and flown. She currently resides in the cutest little town in Illinois but dreams of warmer climates daily. As a child, she would write notebooks full of stories, and later in college, an English professor let her know that writing was her path. Two decades later, she finally listened. She has written on just about any topic you can think of and now enjoys focusing on her niches, which allows her creativity to flow. Melissa is also passionate about encouraging women (especially mothers) through writing on her blog and public speaking. You'll see her work here at House Digest, Gay Cities, The Elephant Journal, and Operation Underground Railroad.


Melissa attended St. Leo University, where she majored in Psychology but fell in love with writing. She derives her expertise from a personal love for travel, a lifetime of home and living, undertaking nine home renovations, and the fantasy that she's an amateur foodie and sommelier.
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