Pre-dinner story time

June 19, 2021

This evening, I was about to start making dinner, I got a Facetime call from my 4 year old nephew. He was wanting a story, and this is something I’m always happy to do (my nephews know that I’ll drop just about anything to read them stories). The first story …

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What I’ve Read – May 2021

June 1, 2021

May was another quiet month for reading. I read two more Clive books, Clive is a Nurse and Clive is a Teacher. These were great books, showing Clive and his friends caring for patients and teaching students. It’s great to see boys in roles that are less traditional ones, showing that boys can …

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Inspiring Young Writers

May 14, 2021

For a number of years, I’ve been running a Young Writers Group with the Monash Library in Mount Waverley. I have so much fun with the young writers and so do they. Sometimes I’m not sure who is having more fun – me or them! Yesterday was no different. We …

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What I’ve Read – April 2021

May 1, 2021

April was a quieter month – on the reading front at least… One picture book, two middle grade books, and a novel on audiobook was was total, Can a Princess be a Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman was a cute picture book about an unconventional princess. Dinosaur Cove: Snatched by …

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What I’ve Read – March 2021

April 1, 2021

It’s no joke, it’s April! March was a month for some brilliant picture books with some authors I discovered from the US and UK. I have been looking for books that feature boys in careers and roles that not stereotypical roles for boys as I have a son going into …

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Startup Gippsland

March 30, 2021

If you haven’t already heard, last year I took the leap and bought the Junior Writers Club. This is one way I can expand the writers groups I’ve been doing at the library for years, the one that I think How can I do this as a career? after just about …

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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