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Buy Stinky Owl from the website and I will autograph with a personalized message!

NEW BOOK COMING SOON!

Are you ready for the next adventure?

Melanie is putting the final touches on her newest book,

To Be or Knot to Be

 

This is a humorous tale of two flamingos who face  the  dilemma of becoming tied into a knot! 

This sends them on a quest through the Florida Everglades searching for someone to help.

 

The story is filled with fun  facts of the habitats in the Everglades. There are additional Everglade facts at the end of the book, along with a habitat hunt.

 

The story, told in rhyme makes it suitable for bedtime reading out loud - the rhyme structure will also help children remember the story line and learn to read it themselves. 

 
 

About the Author

Melanie Burgess

Melanie Burgess, author and illustrator, is a graduate of Charis Bible College, a licensed minister, and mother of three children, Megan, Grace and Matthew. In 2014, she and her husband, David, moved from Colorado Springs back to Keyser, WV, where they are camp hosts at Rocky Gap State Park in Maryland. The aviary at the park inspired her first children’s book, Stinky Owl, and she is part of the Headline Books School Show Program.

Melanie was born in 1971 to David and Sandy Wade. She is the middle child with an older sister, Bethany and younger brother Kenny. She grew up in Westernport, MD. Rocky Gap State Park was a big part of Melanie's childhood. In 1978 the campground at the park was opened to the public. Melanie was 7 years old when her parents started taking the family to the park for fun filled camping trips. Over the next 8 years the summers were filled with frequent weekend trips to the campground and many times for a weeks vacation. Rocky Gap has given Melanie life long memories, which include swimming in the lake, playing volleyball with new friends., roasting marshmallows over the campfire, long hikes, and playing gin rummy late into the night with sounds of crickets, whipperwhills, and hoot owls. Rocky Gap has also given her a deep love for nature and wildlife.

Melanie would like to invite you to visit the Park's campground. While there, stop by A loop's camp host site to say hello and get your book signed!

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