Teapot Tales – Now available

October 7, 2013

I’m so excited – Teapot Tales: a collection of unique fairy tales is now available, both in print and online. This is my first book and having it here in my hot little hands is the best feeling. I already have two little boys lining up for their copies, signed of …

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Happy Birthday to Me!

October 3, 2013

Today is my birthday. I was born on 3rd October, 1977. A few years ago, my older son, Mr N, asked me when I was born (he was born in 2002). I told him the year, and he replied: “Wow Mummy, you are over 1000 years old!” Cheeky monkey. For …

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Does this look like part of a gadget?

April 7, 2013

This afternoon, I had fun reading Sam’s Solution, the story I wrote for this years Chapter Book Challenge, to my boys. They loved it. Mr Z said at a few places “Mummy, that sounds like what really happened to me”. There are still a few parts that need work, and one …

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Editing using different devices

April 5, 2013

As well as planning for my next project, I have been editing the book I wrote as part of the Chapter Book Challenge. Up until today, I had simply been reading my draft on my laptop with the occasional print outs. I have been reading out loud as well as reading …

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I’m looking for the name of an author…

April 4, 2013

Since you’ve all been so wonderful in the past suggesting names for gadgets, characters, places, and generally with ideas, I thought I’d put this out there on my blog – I’m looking for the name of an author, but not just any author. I’m looking for the name of a …

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The editing begins (or continues) – #ChaBooCha

March 31, 2013

The Chapter Book Challenge ends officially today, and I completed it. I have completed the first draft of my as yet untitled story. The file is saved as “Sam’s Story” but I know I need a better title than that! I have also started the edits. I’m going through chapter by chapter …

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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