A new book is coming

January 17, 2020

Back in 2012, I entered a flash fiction competition  with a story called My Princess Wears a Superman Cape. This is the story of two little girls who can’t agree how to play with their Princess dolls, coming to the conclusion that girls can be whoever they want to be. …

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What I’ve Read – December 2019

January 1, 2020

Can you believe we’re at the end of 2019 already? Picture books featured highly in my December reading. My kids gave me My Pet Star by Corrinne Averiss & Rosalind Beardshaw and Ten Minutes to Bed Little Unicorn by Rhiannon Fielding & Chris Chatterton for Christmas. They know that picture books always …

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Successes for 2019

December 29, 2019

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, …

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Promoting books for the New Year

December 27, 2019

Lately I’ve seen a lot of posts from libraries and bookshops that feature their most popular books. These are the books that have been borrowed the most, or the books that have been bought the most. The lists have the books that people have already heard about through other channels, …

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12 Days of Christmas 2019

December 22, 2019

  Did you know, the 12 Days of Christmas are between December 25 and January 5? I learned this last year, after spending years thinking it was the first 12 days of December!! For fun, I’ve decided to help us all kickstart our creativity with a 12 Days of Christmas …

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What I’ve Read – November 2019

December 1, 2019

November has been another month with a mix of audio books, ebooks, and print books! The last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling better than I have in ages, so I’ve been making more time to read than I had been. Driving to and from Melbourne, I listened to Just One …

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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