About the Author

July 7, 2010

An amateur chef and popular blogger herself, Melissa Ford is the author of the award-winning website, Stirrup Queens.  Her blog has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten motherhood blogs.  Her highly-praised first book, Navigating the Land of If, is a work of non-fiction about the emotional landscape of infertility.


Melissa completed her MFA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is also a contributing editor at BlogHer, the online women’s network that reaches 15 million women each month. Ford lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her writer husband, Joshua, and their twins. She is currently at work to the sequel to Life From Scratch.


Photo credit: Mary Gardella of Love Life Images