Hello! I'm Melissa (also known as The River's Wayward Daughter and Auntie Yaga), and I'm an artist, teller of tales, and wanderer. I mostly write stories of roadside gods and genius loci found along my travels, curious objects and artifacts, and of life seen through a lens of myth and folklore (what I like to call "Pareidolia for fun and profit"). I also run Auntie Yaga's Home For Wayward Monsters, a sort of halfway house for childhood monsters in my spare time. Eventually I'm going to set up a sponsorship program for that, because the care and feeding of the residents gets expensive.