AUTHOR PHOTO Melissa Gorzelanczyk_smaller_Credit Photo by Mark AndersonMelissa Gorzelanczyk is a writer who loves simple, beautiful, everyday things. Her young adult novel ARROWS is out now from Penguin Random House. Booklist called it, “A sweet high-school twist on Greek mythology with added substance about teen parenting and breaking out of a bad relationship.”

She is a proud member of the SCBWI and The Sweet Sixteens. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and family.

Instagram: @MelissaGorzela

Twitter: @MelissaGorzela

  • Her press kit can be accessed here.

9 More Things She Loves:

  • Hygge.
  • Yoga. She practices a little every day. She dreams of having a blissful yoga space. 
  • Her four sisters, AKA her best friends.


  • Books that keep her up at night.
  • Whales, pelicans, owls, loons, cranes, manatees.
  • Shea Gorzelanczyk.

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  • Things that she knows to be useful and believes to be beautiful.
  • All of these words.
  • The sea.