Melissa Anderson Sweazy is an award-winning screenwriter, film and music video director, essayist, photographer, and mother living in Memphis, TN. (She has yet to win awards for mothering, but she could medal in making up bedtime songs on the fly.) She is a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission grant, and her most recent film The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention is making the festival rounds, having its international debut at the Oaxaca Film Festival this fall. Her parenting/photography blog Thoroughly Modern Medusa was recognized by Blogger as a “blog of Note” (back when people still blogged) and you can see her movies and catch up on her sporadically updated adventures at