Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of more than forty short stories, nonfiction essays and reviews. A lifelong teacher, Melissa has a deep love for all forms of story. She founded the Lafayette Writers' Studio in Lafayette, Indiana in 2014 to help local writers develop their voices while benefiting the community at large.


“Take your daydream and move it into a published piece—Melissa Fraterrigo will inspire you, fire you up, keep you on track.”
— Kathy
“The community, the friendships, the respect, the camaraderie . . . I could go on. The classes at the Lafayette Writers’ Studio empowered and encouraged me to dive into my writing practice.”
— Karis


Melissa's freelance and literary writing has been featured in a number of esteemed publications.