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My First Book Reading

October 30, 2013

As I said last week, I was invited to read on of my stories from Teapot Tales to the Oakleigh Writers Club through Write Away With Me. Well, today was the big day, and I was slightly nervous, though with a busy day of looking after a sick 9 year old …

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Teapot Tales – three tales by Melissa Gijsbers

October 28, 2013

The Frog Prince Rapunzel The Princess and the Pea The three tales by Melissa Gijsbers are retellings of some of the most famous fairy tales.  They are family friendly and put a playful twist on the original plot, providing freshness and a new sense of discovery to the stories.  Additionally, …

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Reading Teapot Tales

October 23, 2013

I’m so excited. This afternoon I was invited to go along to my son’s after school writing class to read one of the stories from Teapot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales next Wednesday afternoon! This will be the first time that I’m reading one of the stories from one …

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Jingle Bells Anthology – in time for Christmas

October 8, 2013

I’m so excited. The team who published Teapot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales is putting out a Christmas anthology. The theme for the book was “Jingle Bells” and I have submitted three stories to be included. All three stories have been accepted! One story is about a little boy …

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Teapot Tales – Now available

October 7, 2013

I’m so excited – Teapot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales is now available, both in print and online. This is my first book and having it here in my hot little hands is the best feeling. I already have two little boys lining up for their copies, signed of …

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Happy Birthday to Me!

October 3, 2013

Today is my birthday. I was born on 3rd October, 1977. A few years ago, my older son, Mr N, asked me when I was born (he was born in 2002). I told him the year, and he replied: “Wow Mummy, you are over 1000 years old!” Cheeky monkey. For …

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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