Melissa Schorr

Melissa Schorr 2A native New Yorker, Melissa Robin Schorr grew up loving to read, write in her diaries, and dream of someday publishing books of her own.  After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, she studied journalism at Northwestern University to purse writing full-time for newspapers and magazines.

In the course of her journalism career, she stalked celebrities for People magazine, visited a nudist colonyIdentity Crisis for the Las Vegas Sun, and edited a matchmaking column for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. In 1996, she wrote an essay for GQ magazine titled “The Joy of Goys” about her propensity for dating non-Jewish men. That article got her the attention of a literary agent, and ultimately, a book deal with Hyperion to write her first young adult novel, “GOY CRAZY,” a romantic comedy about interfaith dating described as “droll and sharp,” by Kirkus Reviews.

Digging back into her childhood diaries, she contributed an essay on being bullied in middle school for the anthology “DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell their Stories.” She expands upon the topic in her upcoming book IDENTITY CRISIS (Merit Press, January 2016), this time, instead of delving into her own past, tackling the experience of modern-day cyberbullying in the high-tech age.

She currently lives outside Boston with her two daughters, her husband and her terrier, Bailey. Connect with her at her website melissaschorr.com, or her Facebook fan page, or on Twitter @MelissaSchorr.

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