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Melissa Harker Ridenour is a published children’s book author and freelance writer with a Master’s degree in Education and Library Science. Melissa is an education writer for Demand Media Studios, as well. She has taught children and served as a school librarian for thirty years. Her first book, What Would You Do? A Kid’s Guide to Staying Safe in a World of Strangers was published in May of 2011 by Headline Kids, (a division of Headline Books, Incorporated). It was honored as a National Book Award Finalist USA Book News. In addition, it is a Readers’ Favorite Five Star book. In addition, the book is being recommended by the Child Rescue Network.org.
Melissa's second book, The Bully and the Booger Baby: A Cautionary Tale, is an anti-bullying book published by Write Solution Ink.It also received a very favorable review from Reader's Favorite.
As an author of books that have advocated for the safety and well-being of children, Melissa has presented local workshops to school children to teach them about stranger safety and to teach them how to deal with bullying, both of which are subjects of her first two books.
Her third book,soon to be released by Crimson Cloak Publishing, is called Scary Ghosts and Playful Ghosts: Children's Tales of Fright and Delight. It is a collection of ghost stories geared for middle school children and teens. The book is divided into three parts. Part one has three somewhat scarier stories (but not too scary). Part two has three stories that involve more mischievous and playful ghosts to delight children and teens. Part three has a researched chapter called, "Are Ghosts Real?". This chapter presents evidence, or lack of evidence, from both believers and non-believers in the possible existence of ghosts.
Readers can access biographical information about Melissa Harker Ridenour and her books at her book website, Melissa Harker Ridenour Books – www.AuthorMelissaHarkerRidenour.com. Additional resume information can be accessed through her Linked-In profile - www.linkedin/in/melissaridenour.