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Melissa Burden

Melissa grew up in lovely Traverse City, Michigan, the Cherry Capital of the World. She moved “downstate” to attend Michigan State, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. With a passion for reporting and writing, she spent 17 years at newspapers including The Times Herald in Port Huron, The Flint Journal and most recently as an automotive writer at The Detroit News. Now a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer in Royal Oak, she’s able to keep writing in between games of chasing her toddler daughter around the house and helping her son with his homework.