Melissa Staehli lives in Ohio and writes for a fairly new website http://www.christianchildrensauthors.com/. Twelve writers take turns writing material each week for families based on Christian values using Bible based principals that are set in everyday experiences. These posts are intended to encourage and uplift the reader. This website was the vision of Janice Green and although fairly new is well worth checking out.
Melissa not only writes for the website, but also recently released her first children's book, I Love You to the Moon. Her book expresses the love a mother has for her child through rhyming words and colorful illustrations. Melissa says, "My first book really encompasses the magnitude of a mother's love for her child. It helps the child understand exactly how high, how deep, how wide and how far a mother's love reaches." I Love You to the Moon is available on Melissa's website, Amazon.com., Barnes and Noble, Halo Publishing, and other online sites.
Melissa was featured recently on an online radio broadcast explaining about her book and how she came to write the story. The radio broadcast was on the website http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShowChildren.html. The name of the radio show is The Children Authors Show. Melissa was interviewed by the host Don McCauley and told listeners she's been writing since the age of four. Encouraged by her mother who enjoys writing poetry, Melissa plans to publish another children's book to be released in the fall of 2012. This time it's a Christmas story about a little mouse titled Charlie's Gingerbread House. If you would like to know more about Melissa and her books you can find the information at: http://www.iloveyoutothemoon.com/.