About Melissa Priode
BiographyMelissa Priode is a Knoxville native and 2009 graduate in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee. Melissa was a writer in the Features department from May 2011 to July 2012.
12/20/2011 - 07/13/2012
Nurse practitioner's book offers guaranteed tips to relieve stress
Published 09/24/2013 at 4 p.m.
Gary Bickford of Farragut has been in the health services business for three decades. The retiree-turned-family nurse practitioner became an author earlier this year with the June publication of "Our Stress is Killing Us: Money-Back Guaranteed Solutions."
Local authors: Knoxville woman's new book chronicles years in sales
Published 08/27/2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Diana Amman Cruze might just be able to sell ice to an Eskimo. She has more than 25 years of sales experience of a range of products under her belt, including household goods and Keebler cookies.
Local authors series: Book chronicles adventurous years married to bush pilot
Published 06/25/2013 at 6 p.m.
While cleaning out their garage in 2002, Marilyn Lazzari-Wing and her husband Jerry of Knoxville discovered a tattered cardboard box with faded writing on the outside.
Stories of local authors: Husband publishes book on caring for wife needing transplant
Published 05/28/2013 at 6 p.m.
Ron Moore of Knoxville has been a mechanical engineer for more than 40 years. He has written three books he says are nerdy, sharing common practices in manufacturing and industrial operations. He says that two of them are really nerdy.
Mom writes guide to getting better services for kids with special needs
Published 04/23/2013 at 5:04 p.m.
For Wendy Besmann, the hardest part of writing is not forming the sentences and storyline. It’s picking one of her slew of projects to focus on.
Teen publishes journal chronicling battle with illness
Published 02/26/2013 at 6 p.m.
Two years ago, 19-year-old Nathan Wells of Lenoir City said he experienced a headache the likes of which most would classify as torture. The headaches lasted 189 days until April 2010.
Knoxville man works 24 years to reveal 'Truth' about Earhart's disappearance
Published 10/23/2012 at 6 p.m.
Anyone who hears Mike Campbell talk about Amelia Earhart can't help but notice the enthusiasm in his voice and the urgency in his tone.
Author's memoir recalls 'walking out of a burning skyscraper' during 9/11
Published 09/25/2012 at 6 p.m.
Bryan Charles said his writing style has changed since he started his novel in 2001. Since then, he has published two nonfiction books and one fiction work.
Teacher contributes three books to early-reader series
Published 08/28/2012 at 6 p.m.
Reading is fundamental. Susan Weaver Jones has spent more than 30 years learning and teaching that concept to students in Florida and Tennessee.
Stories of local authors: Teacher self-publishes seven-week devotional
Published 07/24/2012 at 6 p.m.
Rachel Kirkpatrick of Knoxville had been a part of small groups and Bible studies before, but felt like she could do more. After joining Powell United Methodist Church, or Powell Church, she was finally able to identify the missing element.
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