Melinda Richarz Lyons

Melinda Richarz Lyons

Melinda Richarz Lyons earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Texas and has been a free lance writer for over forty years. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including "Nashville Parent," "Cats Magazine," "Reminisce," "True West," "Frontier Times," "Kids, Etc.," "Cincinnati Family Magazine," "The Tennessean,"The Fort Worth Star-Telegram," "Chicken Soup for the Soul: True Love," and "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers." Ms. Lyons is also a published songwriter, and was the 2004 co-recipient of the Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award for Best Song of the Year. She is the author of several books, including "WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty," "Murder at the Oaklands Mansion," and "Crossing the Minefield," the story of her journey from grief to recovery. She has four step children and nine grandchildren and currently lives in Tyler, Texas with her husband Tom.


Losing a Fiance: Wedding Turned to Funeral, 15 May 2014

Guilt Over the Loss of a Spouse, 31 Mar 2014

How Do I Handle the Family of My Former Spouse?, 17 Dec 2013

Widows Suffer ‘Absence of Touch’, 23 Jul 2013

Don’t Turn the Deceased into Perfect Person, 20 Apr 2013

Fighting Bitterness after the Loss of a Spouse, 07 Mar 2013

Wedding Rings and Worldly Things, 26 Dec 2012

Why Do People Say Hurtful Things?, 26 Oct 2012

Why Do I Feel Worse Now Than I Did Right After My Husband Died?, 14 Aug 2012

I’m Not a Couple Anymore, 04 Jun 2012

The Road Back To Happiness After Spouse-Loss, 17 Apr 2012