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What was the inspiration for Green Oaks Primary School?

October 2, 2014

Most of Swallow Me, NOW! is set at the fictional Green Oaks Primary School, a school that would be in the fictional suburb of Green Oaks in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The front of the school was based on the school my kids were attending at the time I …

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Where did you come up with the idea for Swallow Me, NOW! ?

September 26, 2014

Over the next few weeks, my regular Q&A posts will be all about my new book, Swallow Me, NOW! We are aiming for a launch at the end of October. You can pre-order your copy here. Swallow Me, NOW! started out as a snippet in the middle of the story. In …

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Talk Like a Pirate Day – and a giveaway

September 19, 2014

Over on my writing blog, I was a day early… Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s a day when we we put on our best pirate accents and tell people to “Walk the Plank”. Something fun to do today is to change the language on Facebook from …

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How do you find or make time to write?

September 18, 2014

Following on from the question last week where I talk about my day job, this is topical question. Given that I have a day job, I’m also a single Mum, and have a house to run, how do I find time to write? I’ve found that having challenges, such as …

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If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?

September 11, 2014

Right now, I have a day job – I work as the business manager for my family’s business. The business runs conferences and does the administration for a number of not-for-profit organisations. I dream of the day my books will be my living, however I know that right now, I …

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What are you working on at the minute?

September 4, 2014

This is a timely question as the Chapter Book Challenge Lite is just beginning. I’ve got a few ideas buzzing around in my head right now, just need need settle on the one to focus on this month, as well as promoting my crowdfunding project. One idea is turning a …

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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