ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Up and Coming New Author and winner of the Prestigious Moms Choice Award , Melissa humbly lives in Center Moriches, NY, with her husband, James, Six-year-old daughter, Lilyanna, 24 year old niece Kayla and their dogs (fur-babies), Alfie & Scout. They are currently in the process of excitedly growing their family by way of adoption. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, boating, and traveling. In her spare time, Melissa is an active member of her church as a catechist, a coordinator and alpha host. She is a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Suffolk County and sits on various charity committees. She has a passion for children’s literature and empowering our youth with positivity. She also is a Real Estate Investor and holds her NY State Real Estate License. Mostly she loves being a stay-at-home mother and wife.
What inspired Melissa to write a childrens book about school anxiety? When Lilyanna began preschool, like most children she endured separation anxiety. Melissa read every book on the subject and sought professional advice to help her daughter with the transition. It was a very trying and upsetting time for everyone. Melissa soon discovered that most of the books did not address the fact that the anxiety resurfaces for the child throughout their day at school, and continues the next day, sometimes for weeks. Melissa wanted Lilyanna to learn to use her own skills to control these anxious thoughts, and not allow them to roil around in her mind. Thus Fabulous Faith in Meet My Worry Monster was born. It is written from the child’s perspective and is presented in a cute, funny, and empowering way for children and adults.
Several Dr's and esteemed Psychologist's are now using Fabulous Faith in Meet My Worry Monster in their practice nationwide. Melissa can not wait to publish the next book in the series of Fabulous Faith.