Meet Melissa Wiley
When I think of someone who fully embraces a family culture built around books, Melissa Wiley comes to mind right away. As a mother of six and author of several children’s books, she has managed to make reading aloud a central part of family life in her home.
Listen in as she shares what that looks like, how she considers read-alouds as she’s writing children’s books, and her own (super helpful) tip for remembering accents and dialects.
Show Notes from today’s podcast:
We talked about so! many! books! I’m sure I didn’t capture them all here, but I tried!
Other links Melissa mentions in the podcast:
- Melissa’s website
- Melissa’s page of book recommendations
- Cybils: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awaards
- Jen Robinson’s Book Page
- Kidlitosphere Central
- As Cozy As Spring (here’s the post where she mentions Wormwood Forest)
- Back to Basics– that giant resource Melissa would bring if she was stranded on an island :)
- Living Without School– Leoni’s blog (Melissa mentions learning a lot from her, specifically her use of pegs)
- The Writing Process Blog Tour (a post by Melissa)
- Scrivener (both Melissa and I use this for our writing, and I actually got going on Scrivener using this incredibly awesome e-course)