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Writing Folio

May 13, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, my parents gave me some boxes of items that had been stored at their place since I finished school. In one of the boxes were some stories I had written when I was in high school, as well as my Communication project. This got me …

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Reflections on Reading

May 10, 2019

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about kids books and why I write the sorts of books I write. They are mostly realistic fiction, even my fantasy books have an element of realism. They aren’t epic adventures, and are often about kids discovering their own power. The first book I …

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What I’ve Read – April 2019

May 1, 2019

Continuing health issues have reduced my ability to read a lot, so I started some audio books. The one I finished during April is The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman. I picked this up because my dad and his family were in Bonegilla when they first came to …

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Mystery Box Magic – Take 2

April 18, 2019

Due to popular demand, the kids at the Monash Young Writer’s Group wanted a re-run of Mystery Box Magic as their school holiday workshop on 18 April. My kids had fun going around the house compiling the items to fill five mystery boxes. The boxes had a mixture of things …

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What I’ve Read – March 2019

April 1, 2019

March was a challenging month on the reading front due to some health issues that impact my eyes, making reading harder than I like it to be. Most of the books I read were picture books and shorter novels. My nephews introduced me to Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey. …

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What I’ve Read – February 2019

March 1, 2019

This year is going way too quickly, March is already here. February was a good month for reading, especially picture books. I finished reading A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski. It took me a while to get into it, but once I got to know the characters, I really enjoyed …

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover