Quote a Day from #MAUD

ONE WEEK! Only one more week until MAUD’s Book Birthday! On April 25th this book that has been over four and a half years in the making will be out in the world for people to see and read. It is exciting…and terrifying. 🙂 In anticipation, I’m giving you a sneak peek of quotes from the novel every day for the next week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Some of these were chosen by me, and others were from early readers who I had asked to give me their favourite moments. This first one is Read More

Fun Facts About MAUD: Maud and Her Times

It is hard to imagine but in MAUD’s Book Birthday is in 14 DAYS! The reviews have started  from Publisher’s Weekly, The Quill and Quire and Atlantic Book Today, as well as being featured as a Goodreads Best Books of the Month for April 2017, and  Indigo’s Spring YA Preview. There have also been some lovely tweets from early readers, and Reading Lark put an teaser on their blog this week. I’ve added a few other early interview’s here. I’m very grateful for all of the attention the book is getting. In anticipation for the launch, I’m going Read More

New! Maud Educator’s Guide

  Thanks to the amazing Debbie Gonzales, MAUD has an Educator’s Guide, geared to Grades 6 and up. The guide is featured on the left had side of the website under the Newsletter sign up (and while you’re there, sign up for my newsletter, too!). It is also on the main Maud’s World page.  Teachers and librarians (and anyone else who wants to learn and discuss Maud and her times) can download the PDF just by clicking on the image…FOR FREE! Debbie is the author of the soon-to-be published picture book, Playing Like a Girl, and an expert Read More

Welcome to Mel’s New Blog

Happy Spring! A time for new beginnings. And my life right now is certainly about embracing the new. New House –Moving in May New Book! –  Maud is releasing on April 25th! I know… New Website! In celebration of the “new,” my blog is growing up to a full-fledged website: melaniefishbane.com  melaniefishbane.com will still have my blog, but it will also be showcasing many new features, such as “Maud’s World.” Special thanks to Neel Modi, who helped to create the look and feel of the website. You can check him out here: http://neelmodi.com. Over the next few weeks I’ll be Read More

MAUD Cover Reveal on Bustle.com

Today is a VERY exciting day because I can finally tell you something that I had to keep to myself for almost two months! The good news is, if you ever need me to keep a secret, know that I am a good keeper of the secrets. (I didn’t even tell my family…that is how secret I kept this). Bustle.com has the exclusive cover reveal for MAUD! I am so thrilled that they wanted to support the book because they talk about things I love AND my book has bustles in it! I know…like all things Read More