Melissa Wiley

Melissa Wiley is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens, including The Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly Make a Wish, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Martha and Charlotte Little House books. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their six kids. Melissa has been blogging about her family’s reading life at Here in the Bonny Glen since 2005. She is @melissawiley on Twitter and @bonnyglen on Instagram.

On the Blog

Tree Mapping

“You are doing TREE-mendous work!”
That’s what a neighbor said to us today when he and his dog passed us in the park where Huck, Rilla, and I were using printouts of the Portland …

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Roy G Biv, Portland spring edition

I’m heading to Virginia later this week for the VaHomeschoolers Conference. Excited! Swamped! Wondering if my tulips will bloom while I’m gone!

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Big news! In March, 2018, I’ll be keynoting the Organization of  Virginia Homeschoolers Conference! Glen Allen, VA, March 23-24. Talks on Tidal Homeschooling, Comics, Living Books, Habits, and Creativity. Can’t wait! Details here.