Melissa Ann Goodwin


I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, where I spent a happy childhood living in my imagination and writing stories in my head. It was only a matter of time before those stories spilled out onto the written page.

I have been published extensively in children's and national magazines, and my poetry won a top prize in the 2010 Writer's Digest Annual Poetry Competition. The Christmas Village and Return to Canterbury represent the culmination of my lifelong dream to write the kind of books I loved to read as a child.

THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE won the 2013 Blogger Book Fair READER'S CHOICE AWARD for action/adventure.

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Return to Canterbury
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In this highly anticipated sequel to The Christmas Village, 13-year-old Jamie Reynolds and his friends Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth uncover a secret plot that threatens to destroy their beloved town of Canterbury, Vermont. Will they be able to stop it before it’s too late? And will Jamie finally solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance? Return to Canterbury with us and find out!
The Christmas Village
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,920. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
12-year-old Jamie wished that he could live in his grandma's perfect little Christmas Village, and now that wish has magically come true. But is the village really what it seems? What stunning secret does it hold? And how will Jamie ever get back home? Join the fun, come along on the adventure, and find out! THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE is the 2013 Blogger Book Fair READER'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER for act

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