MELANIE CREW is a freelance writer and writer of fiction residing in Atlanta, with her two weirdo canine companions, “The Misfit Brothers” [Sprocket a.k.a. Sprockzilla/Sprocket Man; and Spartan a.k.a. Sparty McFly, Spartacus], and one feisty, grizzled elder cat, Lucille, a.k.a. Lulu/Lucille the Goat Kitty. She obtained her Communication and Theatre Arts degree, with a focus on Film and a minor in English, from Mercer University. Prior to that she obtained her Liberal Arts Associate’s degree from Emory University. She is currently the Managing Editor and a Contributing Writer for Atlanta’s favorite comprehensive guide to the 20th century and before, ATLRetro. She is also the creator and publisher of Denouement Atlanta, a blog/calendar focusing solely on retro-classic-vintage film screenings in the Atlanta metro area. And from its inception, she has participated in one form or fashion with Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay‘s The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird. For 2020’s Weirdness, she was Editor of the Program Chapbook, and Assistant Director for the event. From 2011-2014, prior to her relocation to Atlanta, Melanie wrote full-length feature articles for Milledgeville Living, a bi-annual publication covering an assortment of topics surrounding Milledgeville/Baldwin County, Georgia.