Melissa Wiley is creating children's books and tidal learning adventures
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I'm the author of more than a dozen books for kids, including The Prairie ThiefFox and Crow Are Not Friends, the Inch and Roly series, and the Martha and Charlotte books. I also teach writing and literature courses, both locally and at Bravewriter.com. Since January 2005, I've been blogging at Here in the Bonny Glen, a chronicle of my family's reading life, our Tidal Homeschooling experiences, and my many enthusiasms such as bee-and-butterfly gardening, learning to draw, fountain pens, and planners.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018:
 
Life threw us for a loop in June 2017. We were in the middle of planning a move from San Diego to Portland, Oregon when I was surprised with a breast cancer diagnosis. The good news is, we caught it very early. We sped up our moving schedule, gave up Comic-Con, and got to Portland within a few weeks of diagnosis so that I could have surgery right away and do the rest of my treatment in one place. I was lucky: the early catch meant I was spared chemotherapy. I had surgery to remove the small tumor, and four weeks of radiation. I'm back to feeling like myself now and my recent scans looked good. Whew. 

Why Patreon?

I began this Patreon in August of 2017, the same week I started radiation treatments. Friends and readers had been encouraging me to launch one for quite some time. My blog archives are crammed with over twelve years' worth of book recommendations, educational resources, and discussions. Patreon provides an opportunity for me to put more time into my creative work and less into time-draining side-gigs like the pile of grantwriting assignments I took on to pay the bills during the long months (years) of work on my research-intensive historical fiction novels.

I'm so grateful for the support of friends and fans in this space. You're helping me pay off my medical bills, and that is huge! I'm grateful to have this corner of the internet where I can share a more intimate behind-the-scenes look at my writing life and our family learning adventures. Thank you so much for your support!



The bee illustrations on this page were created by artist Chris Gugliotti.
Tiers
Keeping you abreast
$1 or more per month
You'll receive my heartfelt gratitude and access to my patron-only feed where I'll post new content at least once a week. Sometimes this will mean a blog post or essay, other times a video or podcast.

Topics may include long-form book reviews, educational resources (i.e. fun learning stuff), planner peeks, glimpses at my work in progress, and even occasional sketchbook progress—i.e., some of the stuff I'm too shy to post on the open web. 
Includes Discord rewards
Told you once, I'll tell you tumor times
$3 or more per month
The aforementioned patron-only feed plus access to a monthly live chat on patron-submitted topics. We'll gab. It'll be fun! 



Includes Discord rewards

I'm the author of more than a dozen books for kids, including The Prairie ThiefFox and Crow Are Not Friends, the Inch and Roly series, and the Martha and Charlotte books. I also teach writing and literature courses, both locally and at Bravewriter.com. Since January 2005, I've been blogging at Here in the Bonny Glen, a chronicle of my family's reading life, our Tidal Homeschooling experiences, and my many enthusiasms such as bee-and-butterfly gardening, learning to draw, fountain pens, and planners.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018:
 
Life threw us for a loop in June 2017. We were in the middle of planning a move from San Diego to Portland, Oregon when I was surprised with a breast cancer diagnosis. The good news is, we caught it very early. We sped up our moving schedule, gave up Comic-Con, and got to Portland within a few weeks of diagnosis so that I could have surgery right away and do the rest of my treatment in one place. I was lucky: the early catch meant I was spared chemotherapy. I had surgery to remove the small tumor, and four weeks of radiation. I'm back to feeling like myself now and my recent scans looked good. Whew. 

Why Patreon?

I began this Patreon in August of 2017, the same week I started radiation treatments. Friends and readers had been encouraging me to launch one for quite some time. My blog archives are crammed with over twelve years' worth of book recommendations, educational resources, and discussions. Patreon provides an opportunity for me to put more time into my creative work and less into time-draining side-gigs like the pile of grantwriting assignments I took on to pay the bills during the long months (years) of work on my research-intensive historical fiction novels.

I'm so grateful for the support of friends and fans in this space. You're helping me pay off my medical bills, and that is huge! I'm grateful to have this corner of the internet where I can share a more intimate behind-the-scenes look at my writing life and our family learning adventures. Thank you so much for your support!



The bee illustrations on this page were created by artist Chris Gugliotti.

Recent posts by Melissa Wiley

Tiers
Keeping you abreast
$1 or more per month
You'll receive my heartfelt gratitude and access to my patron-only feed where I'll post new content at least once a week. Sometimes this will mean a blog post or essay, other times a video or podcast.

Topics may include long-form book reviews, educational resources (i.e. fun learning stuff), planner peeks, glimpses at my work in progress, and even occasional sketchbook progress—i.e., some of the stuff I'm too shy to post on the open web. 
Includes Discord rewards
Told you once, I'll tell you tumor times
$3 or more per month
The aforementioned patron-only feed plus access to a monthly live chat on patron-submitted topics. We'll gab. It'll be fun! 



Includes Discord rewards