About the Book

The Tale of the Messed Up Talent ShowTitle: Tale of the Messed Up Talent Show (Madison and GA – My Guardian Angel)

Author: Melissa Perry Moraja

Publication Date: November 15, 2013

Publisher: Independent – Melissa Productions Inc.

Number of pages: 156

Recommended age: 6-12

 

 

Summary

Madison Wunderkind is a sweet, honest girl, who always seems to find herself in trouble with the principal. But this time she’s not alone. It all started three days earlier, when Sophia, the most popular fifth-grade girl at Gator Elementary, asked Madison to hang out and plan this year’s talent show. Instantly, Madison had become Little Miss Popular. But what Madison soon discovered was that being Little Miss Popular wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Her best friends were ignoring her. Her brothers were angry at her. And her guardian angel, GA, was irritated by her snobbish attitude. And if things couldn’t get more messed up for Madison, everything that could go wrong at the talent show did, sparking Principal Dimples to find out why! Find out what happens at Gator Elementary’s Talent Show. Will GA be able to help Madison? Or will Madison become Little Miss Lonely? Also, try and find one of GA’s feathers in each picture!

 

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You can purchase the first book of the series (e-copy), Tale of the Slimy Spitball for only 99 cents until Christmas, December 25, 2013 from Amazon. Just click on the cover below!

Madison and GA The Tale of the Slimy Spitball by Melissa Perry Moraja

 

About the Author: Melissa Perry Moraja

Melissa Perry Moraja, Author

Melissa Perry Moraja

Melissa Perry Moraja, Founder of Melissa Productions, Inc., is an entrepreneurial mom, a multifaceted business woman, a creative producer, and an author/illustrator of numerous modern-fantasy children’s books and self-help books. Melissa also has published articles, appeared on television, been interviewed on radio, has spoken in front of hundreds of people, and held workshops at local schools, discussing creative learning, publishing and parenting. Her desire to make a difference in her four young children’s lives inspired her to leave her six-salary career at IBM in 2007 to become a full-time mom and children’s author. Melissa spends her personal time coaching soccer and softball, painting, and coming up with fun art projects for her kids. She also blogs for Working Mother blog, has guest blogged for Charlotte Observer Mom’s Charlotte, and has her own personal blog at Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. Melissa is also committed to building awareness and support for Type 1 Diabetes. Her twin daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes November 4, 2011. To learn more about Madison’s type 1 diabetes disease please read Madison’s Story.

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Let’s meet Melissa:
When did you decide to become an author and what impact has this had on your life?

It was in 2006 when I decided to become an author, but it took me another three years before I published my first book, which was a self-help book. And then in 2010, I published my first children’s book. My entire career has changed, since I’ve started writing children’s books. I went from managing Global projects at IBM to creating stories that promote self-awareness and confidence in children.

Tell us about your latest work and what motivated you to write it:
My fourth Wunderkind Family modern-fantasy children’s chapter book titled Madison and GA (My Guardian Angel) Tale of the Messed Up Talent Show is about a ten year old girl who discovers that being Little Miss Popular isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her best friends were ignoring her. Her brothers were angry at her. And her klutzy, curious guardian angel, GA, was irritated by her snobbish attitude. And if things couldn’t get more messed up for Madison, everything that could go wrong at the talent show did, sparking Principal Dimples to find out why!
My older son who is 10 years old inspired me to write about popularity. He came home from school one day bummed that one popular kid wasn’t paying much attention to him. We talked about what being popular was and why it was so important to him. I wanted to help other children learn that they just have to be themselves and being popular doesn’t make you any better.

What are your future aspirations as an author?
I’ve already written a fifth Wunderkind Family story. It’s in editing mode right now with plans to release it Spring of 2014. I also have created animated television script for Splatter and Friends. My next step is to start pitching it to animation studios.

Wow that sounds awesome – good luck!

Where do your ideas come from? What experiences or aspects of your life influence your writing?
Most of my ideas come from my children’s experiences. I’ve also incorporated some of my personal childhood experiences and beliefs.

What do you do to improve yourself and a writer?
I participate in online Webinars and children’s book conventions. I also read children’s books, especially the best sellers.

What are the names of your books?
Madison and GA (My Guardian Angel) The Tale of the Slimy Spitball (The Wunderkind Family series)
Jakes Adventures: The Secret of the Shark Tooth Crab Claw (The Wunderkind Family series)
Goodnight Goodnight Goodnight Baby Blue (Splatter and Friends)

What inspires you to write?
Children! I want to make a difference in not only my children’s lives, but also others. Growing up is not easy in this day and age. And I hope to help children discover how wonderfully extraordinary each and every one of us are.

Sounds like a great reason to write!

Where can people contact you?
They can reach me at http://www.melissaproductions.com or become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/melissaproductions and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/melissaprod.

Do you read the reviews of your work and how do they affect your writing?
I do read reviews and I take each thought out review seriously. But I also realize that it’s one person’s opinion. That is one of the most important tips I can share. We all like and enjoy different things. Some peoples writing style will resonate with certain people, while other’s resonate with other peoples. My overall goal is to truly make kids laugh and grow in the process.
Stitch Says will be posting a review later!

What works best for you when writing? Meaning do you outline or write freely when you feel inspired to do so?
I freely write and then I go back and start creating chapter titles.

For other authors who may be struggling what advice can you give on handling rejection?
Like I mentioned earlier, everyone has their own personal opinion. We live in a world of millions of people. Some people will love your story and some won’t. Let that be okay and move on, improve what you feel needs to be improved, and try again! If you love writing and creating, don’t give up. Oh, I also highly recommend to anyone who is getting frustrated to find a writers support group to help them keep their morale and motivation up.

Writer’s support groups are fantastic – thanks for sharing your thoughts here on Stitch Says!
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Contest runs: November 25 to December 24, 11:59 pm, 2013

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