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,...
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Interviews & Features

Girls In Capes Interview with Melody Maysonet, author of A WORK OF ART girlsincapes.com Cynsations New Voice—An Interview with Melody Maysonet on A Work of Art cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com TheYoungFolks.com, interview with the author of A WORK OF ART theyoungfolks.com “Decatur Native to Publish First Novel,” an interview with Re: Decatur redecatur.com...
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Media Resources

Feel free to download any of the following items for media use. If you need further assistance, please contact me via the contact form page. Cover Art Headshot Author Profile Author Q&A Press Release Praise Sheet Chapter One Excerpt from A WORK OF ART...
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Helpful Links

Discussion Guide for A WORK OF ART http://www.melodymaysonet.com/?p=479 Uncommon YA: Gutsy YA fiction by traditionally published authors who tell it like it is http://uncommonya.com/ 2015 YA and MG Debut Authors https://fearlessfifteeners.wordpress.com/ Resources/Statistics for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse http://www.melodymaysonet.com/resources-for-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse/ Discussion Guide for A WORK OF ART http://www.melodymaysonet.com/?p=479...
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Praise for A WORK OF ART

[Starred Review] “Maysonet’s … prose is unflinching as it illuminates one girl’s traumatic experience with deeply felt compassion and brutal honesty, inviting readers into a very dark place that nonetheless has edges gilded with resilience and hope. An important book about endings, beginnings and the choice to move on.” —Kirkus Reviews (KirkusReviews.com)   “Beautifully drawn, convincingly flawed characters create a world in which Tera’s own childhood slowly moves from remembered happiness to dark understanding. This debut novel skillfully explores the consequences of self-deception, relationships, and the lengths we go to please the people we love.” —Booklist (BookListOnline.com)   “…Maysonet’s novel...
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Resources for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

To obtain help for a victim of child sexual abuse:   Stop It Now Helps protect children from sexual abuse through help services, prevention advocacy and education, and technical assistance and training. StopItNow.org Help Line: 1-888-PREVENT   RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) The largest anti-sexual violence organization in the U.S.; created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline Online.Rainn.org 1-800-656-HOPE   National Child Abuse Hotline A 24/7 hotline dedicated to the prevention of child abuse 1-800-4-A-CHILD   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   The Children’s Assessment Center CACHouston.org Abuse Hotline:  1-800-252-5400 The mission of The CAC is to provide a professional,...
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