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My writing career officially started in Miss Mahle’s second grade classroom. My very first book, The Lost Pony, was held together by a cardboard cover wrapped in blue fabric. My mom thought it was a literary masterpiece, however Harper Collins didn’t necessarily agree. Maybe a boy named Luke who finds a talking pony in the woods wasn’t really what they were looking for at that time. Nonetheless, I had caught the writing bug and it stuck with me ever since.

If you’re like me, you’re a reader of enthralling stories and a writer of what encompasses your very soul. Writing for kids of all ages is my passion, because there is a wisdom in childhood that surpasses all other levels of development. And if we’re fortunate, we can hold on to some of that wisdom, honesty and natural creative freedom that we are born with before the world finds a way to snatch it from us when we aren’t looking.

I’m thrilled to be working with Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary on my very first Middle Grade book, Lemons. Laurie’s team, including Laura Cummings, has been incredible in supporting me through this process. I’m eternally grateful for their kind words, gentle critiques and all the work they’ve put forth to promote the words of my soul.

For those of you who have the same dream to share your stories, I wish you this…may sentences chase your cursor down the blank page! And even on the days they don’t, keep writing. I hope in future posts we can share our many experiences, memories and the spirit within us all that is just another story waiting to be written.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing prose.

Melissa

             “What’s the point in thinking about how it’s going to end when it’s just the beginning?”

                                                                      ~ Judy Blume

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