Melanie P. Moore
Melanie P. Moore is the Editor of Practicing Presence, The Abbey blog. A writer and editor in Austin, Texas, she is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Previously, she founded and led Badgerdog Literary Publishing, where, with a talented team and key community support, she started Austin’s first writers-in-the-schools program (now a program of the Austin Public Library) and re-launched American Short Fiction after personally acquiring the defunct literary journal from the University of Texas Press in 2003. Her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing, and Austin Travels Magazine, among other publications. She’s a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church where she Co-leads the Pickleball “ministry” and helps with Open Table, the LGBTQ+ ministry. She lives in Austin with her wife and two dogs.
Contemplating the Sea of Cortez with friends. (Photo credit: S.J. Reich) By Melanie P. Moore My