Melissa Abramovitz
Melissa Abramovitz is an award-winning, versatile author/writer who enjoys writing for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults. While she specializes in nonfiction magazine articles and educational books on health topics, she also writes on a variety of other topics, including science, nature, and history. She has published hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups, more than 50 educational books for children and teens, a novella, numerous short stories and poems, a book for writers, and two children's picture books. Check out Melissa's Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/author/melissaabramovitz  for a listing of books. 

Melissa is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and the Institute of Children's Literature. She is a member of SCBWI and The Working Writers Club.                                                                 

My new picture book, Helping Herbie Hedgehog, is out and available on Amazon and directly from Guardian Angel Publishing. See  www.guardianangelpublishing.com/herbie-hedgehog.htm for a two-page preview.  

Herbie was interviewed on Kai Strand's Building Character blog feature! Take a look at http://bit.ly/1C4SGHt 

See Herbie's book trailer at https://youtu.be/FxLKvf_Ts5E    

Herbie's blog tour from April 6-17 2015 was so much fun! See the interview on Blog Critics  http://blogcritics.org/interview-melissa-abramovitz-author-of-helping-herbie-hedgehog/

Find out all about whether writing for educational publishers and book packagers is for you! My teleclass for The Working Writers Club on this topic happened on April 29, 2015. If you missed the live class, you can access the recording.  http://tinyurl.com/zc5gmgc 

 Want some great author-related tips? Listen to my guest spot on Genny Heikka and Aaron Robbins' wonderful weekly "Part-time Author" podcast.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/part-time-author-podcast/id657625510 

I do manuscript edits/critiques, mostly for nonfiction. Contact me to find out how I can help improve your manuscript.   

I am available to do school presentations in the Sacramento area that center around my books or that are about different aspects of writing. For further information, please fill out the Contact Me form and I will get back to you. 

Check out my new article about how a poem, writing for children, and Thanksgiving are related at the Working Writers Club  www.workingwritersclub.com/13363/writing-for-children-2/childrens-thanksgiving-poem/ 

YAY! Helping Herbie Hedgehog won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!  

Take a look at author Kai Strand's fun blog post about authors' experiences meeting famous authors!  My short account of meeting the incredible Ray Bradbury is included.  http://bit.ly/2fKURv6 

GOOD NEWS for writers! Did you know that magazines for children and teens are hungry for good nonfiction articles? If you're thinking about writing for this market, my book for writers, "A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How To Write and Sell Articles for Children's Magazines," contains everything you need to know! AND it's once again available on Amazon after a brief hiatus.