Mel Miskimen Writer, Author Mel Miskimen Mel is a contributing writer for More Magazine, guest blogger on The Huffington Post and the author of Cop's Kid. She lives in Milwaukee. Twitter: @MMiskimen Essay: Mom's Voice By Mel Miskimen • May 9, 2015 Brian Jackson / Fotolia Sunday, if you’d lost track, is Mother’s Day. And if you’re not going to be with your mom, don’t forget to give her a call. But this year, Lake Effect essayist Mel Miskimen thinks back on some calls she got from her mother: Essay: Visiting a Psychic in Search of Mom By Mel Miskimen • Dec 11, 2013 ancient history/Flickr Listen Listening... / 4:58 Lake Effect essayist Mel Miskimen looks for a sign from her late mother. The holidays can be tough for those who have lost a loved one. Essayist Mel Miskimen lost her mother in the spring and is facing her first Christmas without her: Mel Miskimen on Aging Well By Mel Miskimen • Nov 18, 2008 Commentator Mel Miskimen is an award-winning writer, author, playwright, and a regular contributor to Lake Effect. She explores another angle to aging and being well.