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Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with the Charles County Public Library this year by checking out some of our local authors, as part of our Local Author Virtual Showcase! All of the authors showcased in this series responded to a call for submissions we placed over this summer, to highlight their work throughout the month of November. At CCPL we value the contributions our local authors make in sharing their knowledge and passion with our community.  Make sure to check out our Local Author’s collection located at the Waldorf West Library. 

*Please note: The materials and authors highlighted as part of this local author virtual showcase do not reflect the opinions or values of the Charles County Public Library. 

Melissa Face

I Love You More Than Coffee

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Are you trying to balance raising a family with maintaining your own identity? Have you ever been so exhausted that you showed up to a meeting carrying your baby’s diaper bag instead of your briefcase? In her debut collection, I Love You More Than Coffee, Melissa Face writes about the emotions we all experience as parents: anticipation, joy, fear, guilt, and worry. Whether you are a new or seasoned parent, you will find common ground in Melissa’s heartfelt, humorous, and authentic stories of her life with two young children. If you love coffee a lot and your kids (a little) more, this book is for you. Fill your mug with your favorite brew and settle in with I Love You More Than Coffee project released by her new company, Rose of Sharon Publishing. She is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoys traveling, spending time with family and supporting charitable endeavors in her local community.

Melissa Face’s writing has appeared in numerous local and national publications, including The Myrtle Beach Herald, Guideposts, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, Prairie Times, Richmond Family Magazine, Boomer Magazine, Sasee Magazine, Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology, Parhelion Literary Magazine, and twenty-one volumes of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Melissa has worked as a hostess, newspaper reporter, addictions counselor, and master control operator at a television station. She has operated a backhoe and an excavator, groomed the Clydesdales at Busch Gardens, and once marshaled in a Canadair Regional Jet at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.