Author, speaker, and educational writing consultant Melissa Forney presents 100+ writing workshops for teachers each year. A certified teacher with years of classroom experience, Melissa has taught a variety of grades in elementary and middle school, and high school English, Spanish, and journalism, as well as a course in children's literature for the University of South Florida. Melissa Forney holds a B.A. in Communications and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children.
She has traveled widely on book and speaking tours for both Pelican Publishing Company and Maupin House Publishing, addressing schools and book conventions across the country. Melissa has written curriculum, magazine articles, plays, children's books, and educational books on teaching writing.
Born and educated in the Panama Canal Zone, Melissa Forney enjoyed a unique childhood in the jungles of the tropical rain forest. After coming to the United States, she completed her education at Mississippi College, Holy Cross College, and the University of South Florida. Melissa now lives in DeLand, Florida, with her husband and business partner, Dr. Richard Forney.
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.