June Melby is a writer, performer, and former standup comedian.  Previously based in Los Angeles, she is now living in northeast Iowa.  Her first book, My Family and Other Hazards, a humorous memoir about her family’s miniature golf course (built circa 1959) was published by Henry Holt on July 2014.  Warner Brothers Television has purchased the rights to make a tv show based on the memoir.

For fifteen years she lived and worked in Hollywood, California.  But now she lives in a log cabin in the woods with her husband and a 20-point cat named Ferninand Magellan.

She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, toured the U.S. and internationally many times, and recorded several cd’s of original music and poetry. In 2009 she received an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa.

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