In the press

Mel on the Anne movieset

“Fishbane’s affection for her subject shines through, making the character of Maud herself come alive for readers. An engaging depiction of an ambitious young woman . . . Maud is highly recommended for teen and adult readers.”National Reading Campaign

Shout out to MAUD in The Horn Book

Mel on CTV Morning Atlantic Live:

Mel on CBC’s Mainstreet in PEI:

Mel’s first time on TV, on Global’s The Morning Show

Interview with School Library Journal:

Featured on CBC Books, “75 facts you might not know about Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery:”

Featured in Atlantic Book Today


On, Debbie Ridpath Ohi creates beautiful fan art and says nice things:

Karen Krossing, author of Punch Like a Girl, interviews me on her blog:

The Quill and Quire:

“… Maud will serve as a gateway to the world of Montgomery, which, even after more than a century, is in no danger of being exhausted.” –Quill & Quire

Review in “The Shining Scroll”: This is a publication devoted to Maud’s life and work.

Canadian Materials Review

“Fishbane places her readers in the historical and geographical environs of the teenage Montgomery and enhances their understanding of one of Canada’s most beloved authors.” –CM Magazine

Publisher’s Weekly Review:

For CBC’s “Fresh Air”: In my first radio interview about MAUD, I chat with Eli Glasner about the novel and why Anne continues to be popular.

Cover Real on Bustle: Where I talk about why Maud and Anne of Green Gables is so special to me.

On Cynsations: Where I discuss my path to publication

More Articles About Maud and Adaptations:

Over the years I’ve written a lot about Anne of Green Gables, Maud, and my favourite book boyfriend, Gilbert Blythe. Here are a list of articles and blog posts that talks more about Anne, Gilbert, and even about visiting a movie set. 

Just what the title says:  “Maud author Melanie Fishbane on the various TV and movie adaptations of Anne of Green Gables.”

For Cinefilles: I visited the movie set for the new Anne of Green Gables TV movie and interviewed the actors. Here are the two pieces I wrote for it.

“When Stars Align: A L.M. Montgomery fan on the set of Anne of Green Gables.”​

“New ‘Anne of Green Gables’ TV movie highlights female relationships”​

For The Quill and Quire: When Jonathan Crombie, the actor who played GIlbert Blythe died in April 2015, I wrote this piece.  “Jonathan Crombie, Gilbert Blythe, and the ‘Perfect Man Archetype.’’

For El Marie’s Blog: In the early days of writing Maud, I did this Q&A about my writing process.