Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

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Melissa Forney's 2014 Children's Authors Conference

Melissa Forney


Melissa Forney's 2014 Children's Authors Conference


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9:00AM - 5:00PM

Have you dreamed of becoming a children’s author? Now is your chance to learn the basics! Join author Melissa Forney at her home in DeLand, Florida for a two-day workshop that will help you on your way to being published. All workshop materials will be provided, as well as breakfast and lunch both days. We will discuss picture books, alphabet books, non-fiction, chapter books, poetry, early readers, books for young adults, current trends, and query letters in an environment that is friendly, comfortable, and uplifting.

Author of:

  • Writing Superstars
  • Razzle Dazzle Writing
  • Primary Pizzazz Writing
  • Dynamite Writing Ideas
  • The Writing Menu
  • Writing Camp
  • The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain (Teacher Edition and Student Edition)
  • Teddy Bodain’s Adventure Quest
  • A Medal for Murphy
  • Melissa Forney’s Picture Speller
  • Oonawassee Summer

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Young Write's Survival Kit

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