Melissa Abramovitz is an award-winning, versatile author/writer who enjoys writing for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults. While she specializes in writing nonfiction educational books and magazine articles, she also writes fiction (short stories, picture books, and novels) and poetry.
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.
WHAT I DO
I write books and magazine articles on assignment
I sometimes write books and magazine pieces independently to submit to publishers
I do freelance critiquing and editing, mostly for nonfiction
I do school visits
Find out whether writing for educational book publishers and packagers is for you! Access my teleclass at The Working Writer's Club at http://tinyurl.com/zc5gmgc 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
Excited to be interviewed for an Institute of Children's Literature feature about Institute grads! I completed their Writing for Children course in 1986!
Good news for writers! Did you know that magazines for children and teens are hungry for good nonfiction articles? If you're thinking of 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! It's available on Amazon.
See Herbie Hedgehog's book trailer at https://youtube/FxLKvf_Ts5E
Take a look at Herbie Hedgehog's interview on Kai Strand's Building Character! http://bit.ly/1C4SGHt
See my interview on Blog Critics http://blogcritics.org/interview-melissa-abramovitz-author-of-helping-herbie-hedgehog/