Melissa M. Monroe

Melissa M. Monroe, PhD, LAc, was awarded Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 2023 Self-Published Book Awards for her book, Mom’s Search for Meaning: Grief and Growth After Child Loss. She is a mom, freelance writer, acupuncturist, and host of the podcast This Club Suuucks: Grief Support for Parents After the Lasagnas Are Long Gone. Her work has appeared in Insider, the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Foundation Newsletter, and Family Resource Guide. She lives with her daughter and dog in Los Angeles but heads to the mountains whenever possible.