About the Author
Melanie is a Mom of 3 children and farm wife in rural Saskatchewan. Besides creating children's books and helping on the farm, Melanie works as an Environmental Consultant. Her 1st book is called "Count Them! 50 Tractor Troubles", it was published in 2018. She created it to help her children learn to count and spell to 50 while learning farm safety. In 2019, Melanie released her second book, The Day I Lost My Bear in Cypress Hills. It is the first in a series called "Adventures of the Barnyard Boys". This book follows 3 boys, Owen, Finn and Dez as they find fun, adventure and more in Cypress Hills! Melanie has also released "The Alphabet Construction Troubles: Upper and Lower Case Letters" and "The Colours in Construction Troubles: A Search and Find Colours Book" which helps children identify 26 different colours using "unique" tractor photos. In 2021, Melanie released "The Day I Discovered a Dinosaur Bone?!", which once again follows the three brothers from the Barnyard Boys as they search everywhere for a dinosaur bone. Aside from a fun story, there are many neat facts about dinosaur research in Saskatchewan! In 2022, Melanie released "The Day Petunia Had Piglets in the Strawberry Patch", the third book in The Adventures of the Barnyard Boys book series.
Melanie's books encourage education, adventure, safety and humour. Melanie and her family stay busy with farming, raising Kunekune pigs, sports and adventures in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.
Melanie recognizes that she resides and works on Treaty 4 land, home of the Metis Nation, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Cree, Saulteaux and Ojibwe.