Professional Background

Author, speaker, and educational writing consultant Dr. Melissa Forney presents 100+ writing workshops for teachers each year. A certified teacher with years of classroom experience, Melissa has taught a variety of grades in elementary and middle school, and high school English, Spanish, and journalism, as well as a course in children's literature for the University of South Florida. Melissa Forney holds a B.A. in Communications,  Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and a Doctorate Degree in Education.
She has traveled widely on book and speaking tours for both Pelican Publishing Company and Maupin House Publishing, addressing schools and book conventions across the country. Melissa has written curriculum, magazine articles, plays, children's books, and educational books on teaching writing.
Born and educated in the Panama Canal Zone, Melissa Forney enjoyed a unique childhood in the jungles of the tropical rain forest. After coming to the United States, she completed her education at Mississippi College, Holy Cross College, University of South Florida, and Fielding Graduate University. Melissa now lives in DeLand, Florida, with her husband and business partner, Dr. Richard Forney.
Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

What's New?

Children’s Book Author Conference on January 16-17, 2016

You’ve always wanted to write a children’s book. You have a story to tell that you know children will love. Join author Melissa Forney, EdD, for an action-packed two days of writing workshop. She’ll teach you how to hone your writing and prepare it for publication, how to write a query letter, and how to locate the hottest topics. If you’re willing to do the hard work it takes to get published, this is the opportunity to help you on your way.

The cost for the two-day conference is $285.00 and includes light breakfasts, lunches, and unlimited beverages as well as all necessary materials. There are several hotels within 15-20 minutes of our location. Space is very, very limited.

It has been over a year since the last children’s authors conference, so don’t wait for another year to pass before publishing your children’s book. Get the ball rolling with this workshop. Sign-up now!!!

New Material!

Melissa is now offering educational materials on TeachersPayTeachers.com at her new store, Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular.

Materials include stimulus texts with writing examples, reader's theaters, reading texts, Paraphrase Pickles, Convention Carrots, Citing Celeries, Powerpoint Presentations, manipulatives, foldables, and FREE materials as well.

 

 

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Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

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