Midnight Feasts. This is a gorgeous anthology of fun and funny poetry for children. Edited by A.F. Harrold, with beautiful full color illustrations by Katy Riddell. It includes works by Lewis Carroll and William Carlos Williams, along with contemporary poets like June Melby who has two poems in it! The theme is: food! (Bloomsbury UK, 2019)
A few short works available to read online.
Winner, Midwest Connections Award; New York Times Bestseller!
My Family and Other Hazards is a wonderful, witty account of growing up on a mini-golf course…In a droll, understated voice that recalls Dorothy Parker ... The book is packed with self-contained vignettes that have the shapeliness of a well-told joke." –Christian Science Monitor
Enchanting... An outpouring of tender, witty memories... Melby showcases her corny, unaffected Midwestern humor in this inspired work. –Publisher's Weekly
A summer delight . . . Melby's ode to Wisconsin is rich with detail. –Minneapolis Star Tribune
A winning, charming memoir about summers spent at a family-owned mini-golf course in Wisconsin. Funny and nostalgic without being sentimental, Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood. A perfect summer book –Rob Spillman, editor "Tin House"
Witty . . . A lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate. –Kirkus
“Clever, outrageously funny . . . My Family and Other Hazards is a nostalgic look back at Melby's experiences and the inevitability of letting go of one's childhood.” –Express Milwaukee