Melissa Wiley

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Melissa Wiley is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Martha and Charlotte Little House books. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their six kids. Melissa blogs about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen. She is @melissawiley on Twitter.

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This is the light that greets me when I slip out to the kitchen early in the morning to heat water for my cocoa. I open the back door and listen to the quiet. I drink in the cool air, the pale apricot sky. I’m always stalling a bit; in a moment I’ll have to sit down and start work. The hydrangeas are paler this year than the vivid sky-blue petals of last summer. In the big crumbling clay pots...

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“I ain't the kind o' person who turns up her nose at what's served her, just cause it ain't something else. I ate what the Almighty served me, and filled it up just fine. Eat what you're served, child, and season it any way you like. You do that and you'll get along all right.”
Melissa Wiley, Across the Puddingstone Dam

“One of the perils of a classical education, he often reflected, was a predilection for vocabulary of an obfuscating nature.”
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“Several months later, and I have finally read one of the three, even though I wanted to read all three of them immediately. (What happened in between? Other books, is what happened. Other books, other moods, other obligations, other appetites, other reading journeys.)”
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“When something baffled him he found that if he kept on worrying it, he got no further, and lost his sense of proportion in the process. So when he came to a dead stop he indulged in what he called “shutting his eyes” for a little, and when he “opened” them again he habitually found a new light on things that revealed unexpected angles and made the old problem a totally new proposition. There”
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Kamala Thank you for accepting my Friend request. I admire your work!


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Hello Melissa,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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Sarah Thanks for adding me as a Friend.
Sarah Richmond


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


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Maya Irena Hello, Melissa!

Thanks for the add (n_n)

I really love the Little House series!!
Too bad that they're soo hard to get here in my country (especially the series beside laura's stories)

Thanks for writing about Martha & Charlotte :3

Have a nice day!!
-Maya-


message 2: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:19PM)

Melissa LOL! And I'm a Helen Keller junkie from way back. I just read Fuse #8's review of your book and I can't WAIT to get my hands on a copy.


message 1: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:19PM)

Sarah How'd you know I'm turning into a Little House junkie? ;)


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