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MS News Today Article about Melissa Cook by Hawken Miller
MS News Today Article about Melissa Cook by Hawken Miller

MS News Today is my favorite go-to for the latest information on multiple sclerosis. Imagine the thrill I had to be a feature story in their news last week. Fellow author, Hawken Miller, wrote the article “Writer Recalls MS Odyssey While Living on the ‘Last Frontier,” which is about my multiple sclerosis and Alaska story.

Hawken and I had delightful conversations by phone several times over the past couple of months for the article. If you want to know more about how I managed to live in remote Alaska with multiple sclerosis, check out his post on MS News Today.

If you enjoyed Hawken Miller’s article, listen to my appearance with John Quick on Must Read Alaska (YouTube audio only) or watch the video on Must Read Alaska on Facebook, which begins 28 seconds into the video. I was the 200th guest on their show on June 30, 2022.

You can see other shows and presentations I’ve been on talking about multiple sclerosis and my Alaska years on under Media.

People worldwide have sent me fun photos of my memoir, The Call of the Last Frontier.  Melissa Billups of Alaska Adventure Photography sent me these beautiful photos from the Mosquito Books (business) at the Anchorage Airport. I adore Mosquito Books (FB) and have visited their store many times, wondering if someday I’d write a book that might sit on their shelf.

Melissa Billups in Mosquito Books at Anchorage Airport
Jenn Powell, MS Advocate, is the feature article on
Jenn Powell on Instagram

Jenn Powell Update

Jenn Powell, the MS News Today Podcast host, posted a picture of’s blog post from last week on social media. Don’t miss her feature story, “Jenn Powell – An Inspiring MS Advocate.” Thanks for the fantastic photo, Jenn (Twitter link).

Upcoming Appearances

January 26, 2023 – MS News Today Podcast, interview with Jenn Powell

February 4, 2023 – Author Winter Festival – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. author book signing, Park County Library, Cody, Wyoming

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About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.