Melissa Dempsey

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About

Storytelling is an integral part of our lives.

I’ve been writing for magazines for more than 10 years and during that time I’ve wanted to share stories that would never see the light of day. Some didn't cater to advertisers, other topics just didn’t fit a narrow niche. I would've loved to just write these stories on my own—if writing for the sake of passion could actually pay the bills, right? 

It can. And you can make that happen by becoming a subscriber. Because of the economic impact of the coronavirus, many publications no longer have the means to pay freelancers like myself. But there are stories to tell—informative, entertaining, important, and interesting—and I refuse to just sit there and let the ink dry up in my pen.

Though the pandemic gave me enough reason to take the Patreon plunge, I plan to keep this going for as long as I can.

I tend to write about travel, food/drink, businesses, and people in the greater New York region (here's my portfolio), but this page allows me to expand my offerings beyond the borders of NYC and the Catskills. So if you'd like to support lifestyle journalism—not just the hard-hitting stuff, but the entertaining stories that make up our communities and culture—consider subscribing to my posts here on Patreon.

There are several subscription options, each with its own incentives, like access to additional creative writing (poetry, songs, and personal stories); exclusive writing workshops or one-on-one coaching calls; and there's even an option for hand-written letters mailed directly to you. I'll write as neat as I can.

Thank you for considering, and please know: Even the smallest contribution means THE WORLD to me.

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This might be a low goal, but just hitting my first $100 will be so encouraging; a sign that there are people who truly believe in me and the work I do. 
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