Free Handouts and Manipulatives

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2013 Summer Writing Conference Handouts

2012 Summer Conference Handouts

 Conference Materials from Writing Camp 2010

Conference Materials from IRA 2009

The Astonishing Journey of Teddy Bodain

Conference Materials from IRA 2008

Conference Materials from Florida Writes Amazing Race

Other Handouts and Manipulatives

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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 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.





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.

Now Available

Listen to "The 12 Steps Cowboy Style" song from her 2011 Summer Conference Series!

New Workshops Available!

Melissa has two new workshops -- find out more!

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