Melissa Wood

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Melissa Wood, a middle child of five, the daughter of an archeologist and a banker, grew up poring over the illustrations of Charles Addams and James Thurber, hoping to one day illustrate a book of her own. The family motto: "Education First" brought Melissa first to the following halls of learning:

Education:
Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa: English Literature major, with minors in History and Art
The School of The Art Institute, Chicago: Art History
Harrington College of Design, Chicago: Interior Architecture, Design, Color & Space Planning

Here is the potpourri of work that kept her student years flush with pocket money:

Odd Jobs:
Several odd jobs on the way to her big career included short order cook at a scary biker bar, waitress at a go
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Melissa Wood I've just finished the last illustration for a sequel to the gorgeous "Cocktails" book. This time around, the stemware has been replaced with sturdy, …moreI've just finished the last illustration for a sequel to the gorgeous "Cocktails" book. This time around, the stemware has been replaced with sturdy, stout shorter glasses: Look for "The Architecture of the Shot" in Spring, 2015.
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Melissa Wood Dianne! How sweet. It's my lucky 57th birthday! And thank you for the wishes. Happy Reading, Melissa
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Melissa "Despatched on publication 24/10/2013"

Love the sound of that!

Something quite thrilling about seeing The Architecture of The Cocktail listed on book seller's sites in England, among them, this on Foyle's.

http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/food-dr...


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Mith Thanks for the add! :)


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