Melissa B. Robinson is a writer, actor, director, and journalist based in Washington, D.C. She is the author of the nonfiction book The Search for Canasta 404: Love, Loss, and the POW/MIA Movement (UPNE 2006). Melissa has a BA/BS from Boston College and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She spent a decade with The Associated Press and has covered a vast array of national and international topics over her long career. She serves as a humor writing judge for the National Press Club. Catch and Kill (Level 4 Press 2024) is her fiction debut.