m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

  Being one of Oprah’s Favorite Things is a hard act to follow. But Melissa is up to the challenge. Wood is a graduate of Cornell College in Iowa, where she majored in English Lit, Art & History. Having zero career trajectory in mind, she took courses that made her happy. She did not explain this system …

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She takes my breath away. Happy Birthday to my 22 year old baby Corey who burst into this world like dynamite. Loving, feisty, beautiful, curious, ambitious, purposeful, hilarious, courageous, uninhibited, rubber-faced, resourceful, sneaky, loyal, fun, rambunctious, tender, brave and with a profound power. I’m a very lucky mom. Here’s 22 years of thank you for …

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Although travel never goes out of style, I am tickled to see my new line of boxed notecards fly off the shelves and into Christmas stockings around the world. Here’s to adventure. And writing.  Wrytewood Travel Notes