Author Visits

“Melody Maysonet’s presentation for our students was terrific. Students loved meeting and interacting with her, and Melody’s background as a teacher certainly showed in not only her prepared presentation but also her Q & A. Her presentation was interesting, relevant, and not to be missed.”
–Cathy Castelli
High School Teacher, Atlantic Technical High School

“Melody Maysonet provided my students with a tremendous learning experience filled with creative inspiration!”
–Jean Brodie MA
Language Arts Department, Coral Springs High School


“Melody Maysonet provided an engaging and entertaining presentation for our library’s teen audience. In addition to sharing her own experiences as an author, she gave encouraging and constructive feedback to teens just starting out with their writing. I’m looking forward to having her visit us again.
–Sarah Devine
Librarian, NSU Alvin Sherman Library


My teenage years were the hardest years of my life, and maybe that’s why I’m so passionate about writing books for young adults. As a visiting author, I can speak on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Writing from the heart, and how my troubled childhood and teenage years influenced the writing of A WORK OF ART
  • My writing life as a teen, my writing life now, and my journey to publication
  • A discussion of the famous artwork that appears in A WORK OF ART
  • Writing lessons and/or workshops on a variety of creative writing topics, including “show don’t tell,” deep point of view, voice, writing from the heart, and creating a fascinating protagonist


For further educator resources, please see my Blog, where I present a variety of mini writing lessons. You can also download the Discussion Guide to A WORK OF ART.

My author visit fees are very competitive. If you’re interested in having me visit your high school, college, or book group, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Melody Maysonet

Melody Maysonet has been an English teacher, editor, columnist, and ghostwriter. A self-proclaimed geek, she loves reading fantasy, but prefers writing edgy, real-world fiction—as evidenced by her first novel, A WORK OF ART (Simon Pulse), which received a Starred Review from Kirkus, won the 2016 Hoffer Award for best fiction, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by YA Books Central.

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