What I’ve Read – July 2021

August 1, 2021

We are already in the second half of the year!! Unlike the first half of the year, I only read one picture book in July. Stop the Dad Jokes! by Adrian Beck is one I bought for my dad. Thankfully he doesn’t read my blog as it’s for his birthday on …

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Covid Stories

July 20, 2021

As I write this, it has been announced that Victoria, where I live, is extending Lockdown number 5 for another 7 days. South Australia has also announced a 7 day lockdown and New South Wales is in week 5 of lockdown. This is all due to the Delta variant of …

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Get Sporty Writing Program

July 18, 2021

Creative writing is a fantastic way to have some fun and escape from the Real World. As I write, much of Australia is in lockdown, and many young people are back to remote learning. With everything that is going on, it can be hard to find ideas to get creative. …

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Kids, Stories, and Maths

July 10, 2021

So many stories for kids include characters who hate maths! This is something I noticed when I was growing up, and again when my kids were young. This is especially true with female characters. I found this attitude to maths strange as I enjoyed maths and found it really easy. …

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Confession of Murder…

July 3, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a short story from a writing exercise. This morning, I attended my local writers group and we were given pictures for the following categories: Murder Victim, Accomplice, Evidence, Scene of the Crime, Murder Weapon, Something in a Pocket. We were instructed to write …

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What I’ve Read – June 2021

July 1, 2021

In June, I hit the picture books & chapter books with four picture books and two chapter books. You know you’re doing something right as a bookloving parent when your 19 year old comes home with some awesome picture books. In June, he bought two great picture books that I …

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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