Story time in Heyfield

January 19, 2019

Today I had a wonderful time at the Heyfield Wetlands doing story time as part of their Kids Fun Day. I haven’t done a story time like this before, so it was a bit of an adventure. I raided my Picture Book shelf for some of our favourite picture books …

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What I’ve Read – December 2018

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe 2018 is over, and I read over 100 books during the year! My original goal for 50 books and I totally smashed it. In the busy-ness of the season, I wanted to read a number of shorter books, so I raided my son’s …

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Successes for 2018

December 30, 2018

Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year.  Instead, …

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Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019

December 22, 2018

The last few years, I’ve used the PopSugar reading challenge as a way to expand the books I’ve been reading. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’m taking part in the Popsugar 2019 Reading Challenge again this year. Below are the topics and I’ll update the book I read for each one …

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Last minute gift ideas for book lovers

December 21, 2018

Christmas is only a few days away. You may be completely organised, or you may be running out to find Christmas gifts at the very last minute. Book lovers are quite easy to buy for, however if you’re stuck, here are few ideas. Books – This may seem obvious, however …

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12 Days of Christmas 2018

December 18, 2018

  Did you know, the 12 Days of Christmas are between December 25 and January 5? I only learned this recently. For fun, I’ve decided to help us all kickstart our creativity with a 12 Days of Christmas gift to you. All you have to do is sign up below …

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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