My Story from Twisted50 vol 2: Wholesale Flesh Club
Favourite quote: ‘When she spoke again it was in the thin, careful and above all brave voice of someone who has pulled themselves together despite overwhelming odds but might let go again at any moment’
– Terry Pratchett, Mort
Melissa Szydlek lives in the United States. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she survived Detroit for many years and has settled into a quieter life in North Carolina with her husband and two dogs. She is an avid animal rights activist and dedicated vegetarian.
She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. With her dog, Artie (a certified Therapy Dog and AKC Canine Good Citizen) she visits nursing facilities and soldiers to bring comfort through animal-assisted therapy.