June Melby is the author of My Family and Other Hazards (Holt, 2014), a memoir about her family’s retro 1950s miniature golf course in Wisconsin. It won the Midwest Connections award, as well as being a New York Times Bestseller. As a spoken word artist she has performed at literary festivals, national poetry slams, and on many European tours. She recorded several cds of poetry and original music with her band June Melby and Her Future Enemies. Her work has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio; Ilanot Review; Muse/A Journal; Forklift Ohio; Fugue; McSweeney’s Internet Tendency; Versal; Utne Reader; Water~Stone; LAWEEKLY; and Kaffee.Satz.Lesen v.2, out of Hamburg, Germany. She received an MFA from the University of Iowa and currently lives in a log cabin in the woods with her husband.