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Melissa Miles McCarter

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Melissa Miles McCarter
Born (1975-02-27) February 27, 1975 (age 46)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationWriter
ResidenceArcadia, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Alma materScripps College
University of Texas at Arlington
SpouseWilliam Matthew McCarter
(m. 2003)
ChildrenBritin McCarter
Willa Kate McCarter

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Melissa Miles McCarter (born February 27, 1975 in Houston, TX) is an American editor, memoirist, and novelist. McCarter has written numerous essays, articles and columns about mental illness,[1][2][3] popular culture,[4] infertility,[5][6][7][8] grief[9][10] and postfeminism.[11][12] She lives in the small rural community of Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri where she has been active in community development.[13][14][15] Mccarter’s has presented and published research on feminism, disability studies and infertility at various academic conferences and in academic journals.[16][17] Her writing and research on mental illness and postfeminism is referenced in a number of academic and non-academic sources.[18][19]

Education[edit]

McCarter received her PhD in English, rhetoric and composition from the University of Texas at Arlington. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Scripps College.[20]

Books[edit]

  • A Small Book of Wisdom: 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ride of the Eternal Now (ASIN B00K54GVIQ) is a short exploration of how living in the present can heal wounds from the past.
  • Insanity: A Love Story (ISBN 978-1449521707 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.) is a memoir chronicling McCarter's initial diagnosis with bipolar disorder.
  • Earthquakes: A Prequel to Resurrecting Arcadia (ASIN B00K43823U) is an introduction to a novel set in Arcadia, Missouri and surrounding Arcadia Valley.
  • Joy, interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss (ISBN 978-0985235604 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.) is a collection of art and writing from over fifty international authors about "the interruption" grief causes because of various losses associated with motherhood. McCarter conceived of this book as a way to cope with the loss of her five-week-old daughter, Madeleine Miles McCarter, of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2003 and ectopic pregnancy in 2004 with husband William Matthew McCarter.[21][22][23]
  • What Moves Her (ISBN 978-1470135461 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.) is a contemporary women's romance novel.

References[edit]

  1. "Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?". HuffPost. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  2. M.D, Karen R. Brock (2014-07-09). Living with Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615127. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. "For Those of You Who Feel Discouraged - Mentally Ill and Famous". Postpartum Mood Disorders Community. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. McCarter, Melissa Miles; ContributorAuthor; Academic; Publisher (2015-05-12). "Betty's Fate and the Birth of Feminism in 'Mad Men'". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  5. Jenkins, Kevin (May 10, 2013). "AV woman compiles anthology on motherhood, loss". Daily Journal Online. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  6. McCarter, Melissa Miles; ContributorAuthor; Academic; Publisher (2015-05-15). "Infertility Is Not a Women's Disease". HuffPost. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  7. "Would I Shed the Cross I Bear, If I Could?". The Network. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  8. "From Ending to Beginning". The Infertility Voice™. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  9. "Best Books About Mothers & Grief". TalkDeath. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  10. Melissa Miles McCarter (2013-06-09), Joy, Interrupted reading at Topeka Library Part 1, retrieved 2019-06-04
  11. Miles, Melissa, Envisioning A Postfeminist Composition Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
  12. "Feminism is Not Just for Academics: Overcoming Disconnect and Division I The Hampton Institute". www.hamptoninstitution.org. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  13. Pennington, Gail. "Arcadia, Mo., looks for a boost from TV series set there". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  14. "TV show raises hope for community's 'resurrection' | News | dailyjournalonline.com". dailyjournalonline.com. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  15. JENKINS 573-518-3614, KEVIN R. "State film board joins 'Resurrection' cause". Daily Journal Online. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  16. Cultural Studies Association (May 23–26, 2013). "Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and The Arts" (PDF).CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  17. "The Sixth Biennial Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference Civic Discourse" (PDF). October 4–6, 2007.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  18. Hornstein, Gayle (December 2011). "Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness in English (5th edition)".
  19. Gilles, Erin (2017). "Online Social Support Among Women with Post-Cancer Infertility and Reproductive Difficulty". Women's Reproductive Health. 4 (1): 14–28. doi:10.1080/23293691.2017.1276364.
  20. Ann Mayhew (2013-04-26). "Writing as Vocation". Claremont, California: Scripps College News. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  21. Missourian, Samantha Rinehart ~ Southeast (2013-07-28). "McCarter publishes book for grieving mothers". seMissourian.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  22. katieflanagan (2013-06-08). "Interview with Melissa Miles McCarter". The Writing Asylum. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  23. Armentrout, Dianna Vagianos. "Navigating Through the Holiday Season After Infant Death: A Meditation on Joy, Interrupted". Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart. Retrieved 2019-06-04.



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