Stirrup Queens

I'm the Blogging & Social Media editor as well as the Health editor at BlogHer.  Which means some days I'm talking about new ways to navigate Facebook and then turning around and discussing your heart health.

I write Stirrup Queens when I'm not reading other people's blogs, cooking, or chasing after my twins.

I'm the author of four books: Life from Scratch (Belle Books, 2010), a novel about blogging, Measure of Love (Belle Books, 2013), and the forthcoming Apart at the Seams (Belle Books, 2014).  I also wrote Navigating the Land of If (Seal Press, 2009), a non-fiction book about infertility and pregnancy loss.  You can always find information about my books on my author site.  Plus I love to talk about writing and publishing.

You can find me on Facebook and on Twitter. And you can reach me via email at melissa.ford@blogher.com.

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643rd Friday Blog Roundup

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Changing the Script

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Resting the Mind

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The Magic Play

Some people have a normal love of magic....more

642nd Friday Blog Roundup

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De-faulting

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You Were a Child Once, Too

The topic of DC restaurants banning kids came up at a meeting last week....more

#MicroblogMondays 137: Picking Prizes

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