101 Books for Six Year Olds With Sparky Imaginations

A whole new world opens up to children as they learn how to read. There is no skill more important than developing literacy—reading helps creativity,…


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Who Really Wrote the Poem “Come Little Children”?

When I started writing my novel, Come Little Children, I wasn't sure who had composed the poem with the same title. Turns out, it's a little…


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D. Melhoff releases two twisted kids’ books in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving

In a brief departure from full-length novels, I'm releasing not one but two kids' books at the beginning of October...


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Give the Gift of Horror this Xmas

Why restrict your love for horror to Halloween when there are so many other holidays in need of terror? Here are the top five reasons to get your…


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Diagnosing Writers: 8 Types of Hollywood Madness

“We all go a little mad sometimes,” according to Norman Bates, and writers more often than most. Maybe it’s because we’re borderline…


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Winter Blog Tour: November 18 – December 16

I’ll be touring the blogosphere to promote Come Little Children from November 18 – December 16. Follow along for the chance to win over $500...


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