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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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Chocolate Prompt for Christmas

November 28, 2019

This time of year is always met with a tinge of sadness as it’s the final session of Young Writers Group of the year. As promised, we finished the year with a favourite – The Chocolate Writing Prompt. This time, I chose a different box of the Cadbury Favourite’s chocolates, …

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Launch: Raymund and the Fear Monster

November 16, 2019

One of the things I love about what I do is attending the launch of new books. This afternoon, I had the great joy of attending the launch of Raymund and the Fear Monster by Megan Higginson and Ester De Boer. I met Megan through Facebook groups a number of years …

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Through the Eyes of a Child

November 8, 2019

I love reading, I love books of all sorts. A beautiful picture book will have me showing everyone and buying extra copies to give as gifts. I admit, I look at picture books through the eyes of an adult. I appreciate the detail in the illustrations, the way they complement …

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What I’ve Read – October 2019

November 1, 2019

October was pretty quiet on the reading front. I listened to two audio books, Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden and Tabby’s First Quest by Mia Bell. Audiobooks have been my default for long car trips for the last few months, especially when I’m the only one in the car. If …

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Booktober interview with Imani

October 26, 2019

A few months ago, I heard of Imani Benfell, a young author who was raising money with her book, Mysteries of Maybelle. She was raising money for Emerge Australia, an organisation that raises awareness about ME/CFS, a condition my younger son has. Naturally, I purchased a copy of her book and …

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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