Book Week Costumes

August 2, 2022

Book Week is coming up soon in Australia. My social media is full of posts from parents asking about costumes for their kids. As an author, I would love for kids to dress up as one of my characters, so here is a handy guide in case your child would …

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What I’ve Read – July 2022

August 1, 2022

It’s the second half of the year. In July, I got back to reading some awesome picture books, as well as an audiobook, a book I picked up at a writers festival three years ago, and a chapter book. How to Make an Avocado Fly by Mikayla White was the …

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Creating Dragons in Sale

July 16, 2022

One of the things I love about dragons is the variety. They come in so many shapes and sizes and abilities. Creating dragons is a lot of fun, and my How to Create a Dragon workshop is one of my favourites. This morning I had Young Writers Group at the Sale …

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Something Exciting Arrived!

July 6, 2022

I received some awesome mail today. Check it out: These are my proof copies of My Mummy is Evil! I’m not sure if I’ve posted much about this picture book here, so here’s the short version of the story (more will come later). Back in 2012, I wrote the first draft …

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What I’ve Read – June 2022

July 1, 2022

I can hardly believe the year is half over! The weather has been absolutely freezing, however I haven’t had as much opportunity as I would have liked to just curl up in front of the heater  and read. As in May, I spent a lot of time driving, and was …

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Baby Name Lists

June 23, 2022

This afternoon, I ran a workshop at Monash Library in Mount Waverley. We were having fun with the murder mystery writing prompt when one of the participants asked for suggestions for a name. She had an idea of the character, and wanted a name that would have been from 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
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