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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Chapter Book Challenge Lite – 2018

September 1, 2018

Today is the first day of ChaBooCha Lite. This is a challenge I first participated in during 2012 and have done every year since it began. All my currently published middle grade books were written and/or edited at some point during the Chapter Book Challenge (March) and ChaBooCha Lite (September). …

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Getting back to writing

August 27, 2018

A couple of months ago, my kids and I moved out of Melbourne to live in Gippsland. A month ago, my younger son had his tonsils out. With all of this going on, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for writing. The house is mostly unpacked now, I …

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Event with Sisters in Crime

August 20, 2018

Yesterday, I went to an amazing event at the Traralgon Library with the Sisters in Crime. This was part of the Mystery and History tour with L.J.M. Owen and Lindy Cameron. It was a fantastic event and I came away with pages of tips on my iPad, as well as …

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Workshop: Simple Financial Record Keeping for Authors

June 23, 2018

Title: Simple Financial Record Keeping for Authors Date: Saturday 28 July 2018 Location: Stockdale ACS, 3/6 Atherton Road, Oakleigh VIC Tickets: $49 ($40 if booked before 30 June 2018) Whether you are writing as a hobby or as a business, you need to keep track of your income and expenses. …

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Book planning with a difference

May 26, 2018

Usually I’m more of a ‘write by the seat of your pants’ kind of author. I recently came up with a story idea that would require a bit more planning than usual, mostly in the form of a map and some cool creatures. Naturally, there will be other information to …

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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