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Author Melissa M. Williams with Iggy The Iguana. A childrens chapter series.

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http://www.melissamwilliamsauthor.com Melissa M. Williams Melissa Williams is a children’s author, public speaker, a children’s columnist at The Westside Story Newspaper, and the Founder of LongTale Publishing. Melissa has been writing stories since the age of eight years old. Many of her stories were inspired by real-life experiences with childhood pets she owned while growing up in Houston, Texas. Melissa started the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series while pursuing a Master’s degree in professional counseling. During graduate school, Melissa began substitute teaching for third and fourth grade classes, which inspired her to get the students involved in the creative writing process of her books. Melissa continues to connect to her young readers by visiting schools and speaking to students about her journey as an author. It is extremely important for her to leave a lasting and positive impression on young people, as Melissa encourages students to be creative and follow their dreams.