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Hi, I’m Melissa Taylor, a mom of two girls ages 15 and 18. I’m also a former award-winning teacher with an M.A. in Education, a former literacy trainer with PEBC, a freelance education blogger/writer, a children’s book expert, a Pinterest expert with over 1.3 million followers, and a passionate advocate for literacy, representation in children’s literature, and high-quality education. I freelance write for various clients such as Random House, Adobe Education, eBay, ALEX Toys, Imagine Toys, Scholastic Parent and Child, Babble, Sylvan Learning, Parenting Magazine, and others.
In addition to loving children’s books, I love teaching children writing using children’s books as examples. My Learn to Write Using Children’s Books writing curriculum (for homeschool or small groups) just launched! Get the scoop here.
A big part of my story is that my girls and I had HUGE health issues for about 7 years — all different symptoms but with one root cause. Read our poisoned mold story here. I share this mostly to spread the word about this toxin that destroys health in about 20% of people because it’s not well known — and completely treatable.
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