Donating books

August 24, 2017

This year, my son has spent a lot of time in the Monash Children’s Hospital. He has a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that is considered the most painful condition known – worse than child birth, cancer, and amputation. The new hospital opened in April this year, and they …

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Lizzy’s Dragon

July 17, 2017

Lizzy is disappointed that her mum will not let her have a pet lizard. When she finds an odd looking egg in the forest behind her house, she decides to hide it in her bedroom in the hope that it will hatch into a lizard. What she gets is ‘Bubbles’, …

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The "child whisperer"

April 8, 2017

This morning, I had some wonderful time in my favourite cafe, Saint James Cafe in Malvern, editing my new book that is due out later this year. When I walked in, I was greeted by my nephews. They were there with their parents and some friends of the family. Over …

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Welcome to 2017

January 15, 2017

Welcome to 2017. Wow, it feels weird writing that, doesn’t it? I can’t believe it’s the New Year already! For me, 2016 was a really tough year. Both of my kids have chronic medical conditions, and, for my older son, things got much, much worse. Thankfully, he is on the …

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2017 Reading Challenge

January 1, 2017

I had so much fun last year, I’m taking part in the Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge again this year. Below are the topics and I’ll update the book I read for each one as I read it. If any categories are in blue, it means I’ve initially marked it in a different …

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The Story Behind the Book

September 29, 2016

Yesterday, my son made a video for his YouTube channel talking about my new book,  3… 2… 1… Done! and the story that inspired it. Watch it here:

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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