June Melby               writer & performer
My Family and Other Hazards, was released upon the world July 8, 2014
(Henry Holt & Co)
(more info about the book here

Winner of Midwest Connections Award

Named in Top 10 Books of Augusthttp://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2014/0805
by the Christian Science Monitor|

“My Family and Other Hazards is a winning, charming memoir. A perfect summer book.”

—Rob Spillman, editor, Tin House

June Melby is a writer and performer based in Iowa. She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, toured the U.S. and internationally, and recorded several cd's of original music and poetry.(read complete bio) In 2009 she received an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa.