Top Books for Seven Year Olds in 2019

Moving through grade school, children are able to tackle longer and more complex stories. Between picture books, chapter books, novellas, and even…


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Top Books for Six Year Olds in 2019

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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