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I’m a picture book author/illustrator and I love to create stories for kids that are full of adventure, discovery, and memorable characters—it’s even better if my stories can make you laugh and/or inspire your imagination. During college, I studied marine biology (and later fine arts and web design) so I’m always a fan of passing along some scientific facts while telling made up stories. I enjoy staying involved in the kidlit community and am a member of both The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG).

You can contact me at: melissajmurrayart@gmail.com