Widow...ish, a memoir, will be available via Little A books in 2021!

When her beloved husband died unexpectedly of Multiple Sclerosis and West Nile Virus, Melissa Gould started chronicling her grief journey through her personal essays and speaking engagements. Telling her story has been a crucial part of her healing and she has found meaningful connection in sharing it with others - especially those who are facing grief, loss, and unexpected life changes.


Early on Melissa realized she did not fit the idea of widowhood. She didn't look like a widow (too young), or act like a widow (she found love again) but she felt like a widow... which is how she came up with widow...ish. 


Her essays on love, grief, and healing can be found in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,The Washington Post, AARP, Buzzfeed, Kveller,The Huffington Post, and more.  


Melissa is also an award-winning screenwriter who wrote on such acclaimed TV series as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210, and Lizzie McGuire.​​ She has also written several TV movies for networks such as NBC and Disney Channel.  


Her life as a parenting expert / "mompreneur" resulted in several branded columns on major industry websites including WebMD and DisneyFamily. She also appeared in front of the camera on such shows as Rachel Ray, Access Hollywood, KTLA’s Morning Show and many other "info-tainment" programs. 


Her memoir, Widow...ish, will be available in 2021!