June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

Occasional and Occasionally Funny Blog by June

Ye gods! The smell!

January 11, 2018

Tags: How to get writing done, Memory from days of yore

When I was in graduate school about ten years ago (really? really? ten years?) I spent a lot of time in the University of Iowa computer lab. It was a large room the size of a basketball court located on an upper floor in the main library. Most days it was full of students aged 18 - 22, and coincidentally smelled like it was full of students aged 18 - 22. (more…)

Goals for the New Year 2018!

January 1, 2018

Tags: A Writer Sets Goals

I am sitting down to dream up my goals for the year. Honestly, I think the Prime Goal of the New Year is to experiment.

No, no.

The Prime Goal and Directive #1 is to Not Fall Into the Mouth of an Active Volcano and get moltenized by molten rock. I imagine molten rock being (more…)

Selected Works

Funny and nostalgic ... Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood.
Rob Spillman
Endearing... An outpouring of tender, witty memories.
Publisher's Weekly
poetry and music