Melissa Bond is a narrative journalist and poet. In the years of her dependence on benzodiazepines, Melissa blogged and became a regular contributor for Mad in America. ABC World News Tonight interviewed her for a piece in January 2014. Melissa is a respected writer on the perils of over-prescribing benzodiazepines and has been featured on the podcasts Risk!, IGNTD, and The Addiction Podcast. BLOOD ORANGE NIGHT, recounting her multi-year struggle with accidental benzodiazepine addiction, will be released by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books on July 14, 2022.