About the author


Melissa Johnson (grumpymiss) has had the following jobs:

–Joke and promo writer

–Copy editor at Weightwatchers.com

–Television development exec.

–Animation producer

–Managing Editor for Slavic and Eastern European Performance

–Road manager for the Berlin Philharmonic

–Canadian sex researcher

–Chief bean cook at an Ohio Taco Bell

–School janitor

–Budapest tour guide

–Worker in a troll doll factory

–PhD candidate in theatre history

…and she once nearly broke Baryshnikov’s ankle during a rehearsal; he forgave her…sort of.

She has developed and produced television for clients such as The Colbert Report, The Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney, PBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, Vh-1, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, A&E, Oxygen Media, BET, and Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse/Saturday Night Live.

She is currently working on a book length memoir, Our Private Business, which she hopes is a Running With Scissors but you know…with arabs in Ohio.

Melissa’s a horror movie fanatic, a flea market scavenger, and a lover of all things weird, creepy, and haunted.

She is married to puppeteer and director, Tim Lagasse. They live in Los Angeles but miss New York. Together they like to travel, collect junk, and train their growing cat circus. Let’s have tea sometime!

Follow me on twitter: @Mishavishamstea

Follow Miss Havisham’s Tea on Pinterest and you’ll find more inspiration than is contained here on this blog. Your black heart will simply burst.


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