|Occupation||Author, columnist, writer|
Melissa Coleman (born 1969) is an American author, columnist, and writer best known as the author of This Life Is in Your Hands, a childhood memoir exploring her iconic family's search for a sustainable lifestyle.
Coleman was born in Brooksville, Maine to parents Sue and Eliot Coleman of the Back-to-the-land movement of the 60s and 70s, and her parents have been referred to as disciples of Scott and Helen Nearing. Coleman is a columnist for Maine and Maine Home and Design magazines, and serves on the board of the Telling Room, a Portland, Maine writing center for kids. Melissa lives in Freeport, Maine, with her husband and twin daughters.
- Melissa Minnich Coleman, architect
- Janet Maslin (April 6, 2011). "Back-to-the-Land Life Recalled in Dark and Light". NYT.
- Maine In Print: Most Recent, May July 2011, Maine State Library