Melody Bremen

11 Books for Kids Who Love Sports

Monday June 26, 2017


Million-Dollar Throw The Zucchini Warriors (MacDonald Hall, #5) Unstoppable Read More>>

10 Graduation Gifts for Tweens

Monday June 12, 2017

It’s June, summer is approaching, and the school year is ending! A new batch of graduates have entered the world and some presents are in order. Jewelry and money will always be popular graduation gifts, but sometimes a little uniqueness is in order. Here are some cute, fun ideas from Amazon for middle school or junior high grads. There’s something for the boys, something for the girls, and if nothing works, you can always get the gift card (see number 1 on the list).

  1. Amazon Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box
  2. Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way Read More>>

Music to Write To

Monday May 22, 2017

music notes and earbudsOne of the best tricks to put you into the mood for writing is listening to music. This works particularly well when you’re writing fantasy or science fiction and you put on some epic  music that takes you into a different world. You can find some stunning pieces on YouTube, simply by doing a search for cinematic instrumental music, or something like that. Read More>>

Silliest Tongue Twisters

Monday May 08, 2017

These make me laugh my head off:

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick. Read More>>

How to Make Time to Write

Monday April 10, 2017

typewriter on deskWe live in an incredibly fast-paced world, which makes quiet, time-consuming activities such as writing difficult to fit in. Personally, I always find that the best way to make something part of your schedule is to make it a habit. I don’t wonder about how I’m going to fit brushing my teeth into my schedule. It’s simply part of my routine. It can be the same with writing – if you make time to write every day, around the same time of day, it becomes part of your routine. Read More>>

10 Fun Website Designs of Authors of Children’s Books

Monday March 27, 2017

Here are some websites of middle grade or children’s books authors that I’ve come across and found fun and cute. Besides for accomplishing the basics – about the author and their books – they create a mood that makes them memorable.

  1. Nora Raleigh Baskin – pretty and classy and engaging
    Nora Baskin website
  2. Robin Adolphs – super cute and friendly-looking
    Adolphs website Read More>>