Which genres do you prefer to read?

June 26, 2014

Most of the books I’ve been reading lately are either historical fiction or books with a more realistic setting, that is not including picture books that seem to come in many different styles. Recently, I found myself reading a number of children’s novels (chapter books and middle grade books) about …

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What is the best part about being a writer?

June 24, 2014

I have a lot of stuff going on in my head. Sometimes I’m glad that people aren’t mind readers, otherwise they would be completely confused by what is going on in there. For me, the best part about being a writer is getting some of this stuff out of my …

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What do you do for a day job?

June 19, 2014

As well as being the single Mum of two boys aged 10 and 12, I also work as business manager for a small business. This involves bookkeeping, accounts, as well as some social media on behalf of clients, and anything else that comes across my desk. It’s a good job …

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Do you listen to music while writing?

June 12, 2014

Sometimes I listen to music while I write, sometimes the TV is on, and sometimes there’s nothing. As life is getting back to normal, it’s not unusual to have the musical stylings of my kids as they practice the piano and clarinet after school! It could also be the radio, …

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If you weren't a writer, what do you think you would be doing?

May 29, 2014

This is one of the easier questions I’ve been asked. My day job is working as a bookkeeper and administrator, along with being the Mum to two gorgeous boys. So chances are I’d be doing that – and probably getting a lot more sleep as I do most of my …

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What are some of the strongest influences on your writing?

May 22, 2014

(e.g. politics, natural disasters, friendships) I’ve put that second part of the question in the post so the topic isn’t too long… I would have to say that my strongest influences would be a mix of my kids (I have 2 boys) as well as my own life. In many …

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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