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Hello I'm Melissa!

I am an Australian children’s author and speaker.

I live in Gippsland in Victoria with my two son’s and our pet blue tongue lizard.

You can find out more about my books at www.melissagijsbers.com

I took over Junior Writers Club in May 2020, and have been working with young writers through my local library since 2015.

Fun Facts about me:

  • I’m the oldest of four kids
  • I was born the year Star Wars was released
  • The first book I can remember reading was Storm Boy by Colin Thiele, I was about 7 and my teacher gave it to me because it was an Australian book and I’m Australian
  • I have been to school in 2 different countries
  • I love coming up with crazy writing prompts for young writers
  • The first trophy I ever won was for a writing competition in 1994 when I was in high school