Discuss how to publish a Children's Book with author, Melissa Walker

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Coffee with Melissa Walker

Do you have a draft for a children's or Young Adult book but you're not sure how to take the next step to find an agent and get it published? Talk to an author who has published 8 YA and 2 Middle Grade novels with HarperCollins, Penguin and Bloomsbury. She'll meet with you and give notes on a first chapter and help to shape a query letter for your project.



Melissa Walker
Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. All in the name of journalism, she has spent 24 hours with male models and attended an elite finishing school for girls in New Zealand, among other hardships. She has written for many publications including Redbook, Glamour, New York, Teen Vogue, Family Circle and more (see samples of her magazine work). 

Melissa lives in Brooklyn and has a BA in English from Vassar College. She loves meeting kids and teenagers, and is game to speak at your library or school. Get in touch to discuss.

The Books
Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design and Violet in Private (Penguin), are books in a trilogy about a small-town girl who is scouted to become a model and finds herself in the middle of the crazy fashion world. 

Lovestruck Summer (HarperTeen) is a beach read full of indie rock and cowboys. 

Small Town Sinners (Bloomsbury) is the story of a girl who wants to star in her Evangelical community's  production.

Unbreak My Heart (Bloomsbury) is the tale of the year that broke Clementine's heart, and the summer that healed it...on a boat!

Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust (HarperCollins) tell the story of Callie, who has to haunt her loved ones after a horrible accident so they can move on from their loss-of her. 

Middle Grade
Let's Pretend We Never Met (HarperCollins) is the story of Mattie, who moves to a new school mid-year and accidentally befriends the class outcast. Will she stick by her quirky, bright, offbeat new pal - or heed the siren song of popularity?

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