What I’ve Read – March 2020

April 1, 2020

March has been a strange month. While social isolation is ‘normal’ for us due to chronic health issues, there has still been some adjustment as my day job has changed and some speaking opportunities have been cancelled. On the plus side, I did get some reading done, as well as …

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Picture Books – not just for little kids

March 4, 2020

I have had so many kids and teens tell me they don’t read picture books because they are ‘just for babies’. There is some point where kids get the message that, once they start reading, it’s time to put picture books away for more ‘grown up’ books without pictures. As …

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What I’ve Read – February 2020

March 1, 2020

Another month down and another 10 books added to my Read list! Plus a couple of books I started but haven’t finished yet. I started reading The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell and am about half way through it, as well as listening to The Land Girls by …

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Blind Date with a Book – Feb 2020

February 27, 2020

Last night, I had a lot of fun at the Reader’s Emporium Blind Date with a Book. The last one I went to was nearly two years ago! One great drawcard was that the event is walking distance from home and it was a beautiful evening, so I decided to …

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A year of finishing…

February 23, 2020

I see so many articles that say that in order to be a writer, you have to write every day… One of the biggest issues I have with this is that you end up with a pile of first drafts and don’t have the time to edit! At least, I’ve …

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Writer’s Group Kickstarts for 2020

February 13, 2020

One of the best things about starting a new year, is starting Young Writer’s Group for a new year. It’s always so much fun to work with the young writers in the group, sharing with them life as an author as well as seeing their own writing develop over time. …

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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