Alternative places to buy new books

November 16, 2018

When you think of buying books, you probably think of heading to your nearest bookshop or going online to sites such as Amazon. There are some other places you can go to buy books, especially if you want to discover some new authors. While you can also get second hand …

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Why books make great Christmas gifts

November 9, 2018

Christmas is about six weeks away and almost everywhere you look, people are asking for recommendations for Christmas gifts. My answer to them always is BOOKS. Books make fantastic Christmas gifts, no matter who you are giving them to. Here are eight reasons why: They don’t go off– you can …

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Modelling Reading to your Kids

November 2, 2018

As a parent, I’m constantly told that I need to model reading to my children so that they will learn to love books and reading too. The reality is simple, life is busy. It can be hard to fit in something else, even something as enjoyable as getting into a …

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What I’ve Read – October 2018

November 1, 2018

During October, I took a break from audio books, partly because I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to browse the library shelves to find some, and because my kids took control of the CD player in the car! The list of books read during October has been …

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What I’ve Read – September 2018

October 1, 2018

September was a month full of audio books and picture books! At least it felt like that. I started the month with an audio book, Full House by Janet Evanovich. I picked this up in the library as I loved the Stephanie Plum series. This was a fun book to listen …

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Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod – 2018

September 18, 2018

We moved to the Latrobe Valley a few months ago. Since moving, I’ve been spreading the word that I’m now an author local to the area. Last week, I donated copies of my books to the Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod as encouragement awards for the Speech and Drama section. All the …

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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