If you couldn't tell from the very professional portrait on the cover page (that her former employer paid for), Melissa Kravitz is an extremely successful writer, editor, reader and all-around really great person living in New York City.

She currently covers all aspects of food, dining, travel and lifestyle trends and the intersection of culture, business and politics in these areas. Melissa has written about everything from the way that food commercials have paved the way for LGBTQ representation in advertising, to the importance of sustainability in everyday home cooking to the evolution of New York City's oldest drag queen restaurant. She is passionate about LGBTQ issues, protecting our food systems and amplifying marginalized voices. Her reporting has taken her to the top of an active volcano in Guatemala during a thunderstorm, the vineyards of Champagne during the grape harvest, the Bronx at the crack of dawn, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Alaska, Spain, Denmark, Jamaica, Upstate New York, Nantucket, and many more inspiring destinations around the world. 

You can see her work on the Internet! And in magazines! And newspapers! More specifically, you can read through her archives in Forbes, Mic, Thrillist, INSIDER and currently no other websites because they don't index their writers, but you'll probably see her byline in print and online editions of amNewYork, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Glamour, USA Today, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Edible and many, many more publications. 

An avid signer of NDAs, Melissa has copywritten and ghostwritten for several clients she can't tell you about, but you probably use their websites and/or search engines on the regular. 

If you're interested in Melissa's fiction, check out her tiny little ebook here. She is also working on a novel. Inquire within.

Follow Melissa on Twitter. Or not.

And if you want to get in touch, you can email her at melissabethkravitz (at) gmail (dot) com.