Melissa Ford

Author of the books, Life from Scratch and Measure of Love, and the blog, Stirrup Queens

Melissa Ford is the author of the award-winning website, Stirrup Queens (, as well as three books; Measure of Love (Bell Bridge, 2013) and Life from Scratch (Bell Bridge, 2010), two novels about a blogger finding her voice after a divorce and continuing to blog through new love, and Navigating the Land of If (Seal Press, 2009), a guide to infertility and pregnancy loss. Stirrup Queens was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten motherhood blogs. She is also the Blogging & Social Media section editor at BlogHer. Melissa completed her MFA at the University of Massachusetts. Ford lives in Washington, D.C. with her writer husband, Joshua, and their twins. You can find her on Facebook ( and Twitter (