What I’ve Read – April 2023

May 1, 2023

April has flown by. I had thought that I hadn’t read much during April, but when I saw the titles, there were quite a few books on the list. Most of the books were audiobooks. I did quite a bit of driving! Here is my list: The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra …

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My Writing Process

April 6, 2023

Another thing I get asked about a lot is my writing process. There are so many different that are taught and, for years, I had thought I was a failure at writing because they didn’t work for me. This started back in high school. Writing is something I have always …

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My diagnosis process

April 5, 2023

Since my post the other day, I have had a few people asking me about my diagnosis process and whether or not I had pursued an autism diagnosis. All my life, I had felt something wasn’t quite right. I didn’t seem to fit in places I was supposed to, or …

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Books with Autistic Characters

April 4, 2023

If you been hanging around here for any amount of time, you’ll know that I read a lot of books! I always have. Growing up, the only book I read that featured an autistic character was The October Child by Eleanor Spence, and that is what I thought autism was. In …

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My Accidentally Autistic Character

April 3, 2023

I wrote Swallow Me, NOW! about nine years ago, it’s been published for eight years. When I wrote it, I knew very little about autism, especially autism in girls. Recently, I realised I had written a book featuring an autistic girl, because much of this story is based on me as …

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Autism Acceptance Day 2023

April 2, 2023

Today is Autism Acceptance day and the start of Autism Acceptance Month. This is a post that, until last year, I never thought I’d write. Around this time in 2022, I was diagnosed with autism and ADHD at the age of 44. I had friends being diagnosed with ADHD and …

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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
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