Hi everyone. I'm still here! Are you?
 
 
As some of you know, my dad passed away last year. My sister and I put everything on hold to care for him during the final year of his life, a decision we will never regret. Thank you to everyone who was so supportive during this time -- we felt every ounce of love you were sending us.
 
I've recently returned to my own work, and I'm happy to announce that my next picture book, a biography of neuroscientiest Rita Levi-Montalcini, will be available from Philomel in Spring 2020. It's the biggest project I've ever undertaken, and I'm excited to tackle it.
 
Through everything, my baby penguin books have kept chugging along, for which I am very grateful. In their honor, I'm sponsoring a giveaway. Follow the link to enter, just in time for Mother's Day!
 
xo
Melissa

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