Melinda’s second pirate book is PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS, also illustrated by David Shannon and is a Booksense, Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times Best Seller. Harcourt also released the PIRATES ACTIVITY BOOK.
In October, 2010, Sterling Publishing released THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, written by Melinda and illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss also available in board book format.
Her newest book is a chapter book, ART SMART, SCIENCE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE SLIDING SPACESHIP… December, 2018.
Melinda, a long-time pirate fan, lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, Thom, and her three spoiled dogs. She has two adult children, and one beautiful granddaughter. She graduated from Furman University and was a teacher for 23 years. Melinda loves acting, yoga, reading, and of course, writing. She really enjoys going to schools to talk to kids about reading and writing because she likes kids as much as she likes pirates.
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