Writer of the Month

Melissa S.

Agent Name: Grade 4
Real Name: Melissa S.

What’s your favorite book or author?
The Diary of The Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kidney. I really like it because it’s really funny.

Do you have any special hobbies or talents?
Writing. I really like writing. I used to have a little journal or notebook where I used to write about the days. It didn’t really have secrets and I don’t know where it is now. I think I lost it.

What inspired you to write “The Gingerbread House?”
Last Christmas I made this giant gingerbread house and imagined what it’d be like to live inside it. My little cousins would probably eat it. That’s pretty much what happened in the story.

I really like the part where the cousins start eating the bed. If you went into a gingerbread house, what part of it would you eat first and why?
I’d eat the security stuff first, so no one would realize it was me.

What’s your favorite memory of 826CHI?
The first time I read for a chapbook release. I think it was four years ago. It was special because that was the first time I ever read for a crowd.

Random question from the random question box: What is your favorite magical creature?
Unicorn. Whenever I think of a unicorn I usually think of calm stuff. Pretty much it just makes me feel happy.