Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird

Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird. Featured in the New York Times Top top Yay! Here’s the print version of the New York Times “Being Women” feature with my poem. You can see two of Maddie McGarvey and Annie Flanagan’s photographs here, as well as photographs by Anjali Pinto and a poem by…… Continue reading Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird

My Poem And The Film

I am Snoopy-happy-dance excited to announce that the title poem from I Ate the Cosmos for breakfast has been selected by Motionpoems to be made into a film! More details soon…       Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage and find out about…… Continue reading My Poem And The Film

Farming Blog

Photo by Alistar Harris This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem "I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast" as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine "As It… Continue reading Farming Blog

Review: Six Weeks To Yehidah

Six Weeks To Yehidah – reviewed by Ron Starbuck – published on Saint Julian Press Six Weeks to Yehidah, and the story of Annalise of the Verdant Hills, is one of those rare books you will always treasure. As you delve fully into the story, dwell within the story beside Annalise as one of her…… Continue reading Review: Six Weeks To Yehidah

Australian Writer Elaine Ousten

I love this interview with the Australian writer Elaine Ousten. One of the questions she asked me was: “What is one question that you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?” Brilliant! I have to remember that for when I interview other people! Melissa Studdard is on…… Continue reading Australian Writer Elaine Ousten

Trailer by Ben Reel

This beautiful trailer by Ben Reel captures the magic of the Yehidah books so perfectly. I love the way he features Cheryl Kelley’s mandalas and illustrations along with choice quotes and blurbs. Thanks to Ben for the great work, and thanks to Cheryl for having this made! Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She…… Continue reading Trailer by Ben Reel

Interview with Julia Cameron

Interview with Julia Cameron, award-winning poet, playwright, and filmmaker, and author of over thirty books, ranging from novels to volumes of children’s poems and prayers, to her hugely successful works on creativity. Cameron states, “Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools…… Continue reading Interview with Julia Cameron

Anthony Lawlor about …

The beautiful blurbs continue. I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world! “Melissa Studdard’s Six Weeks to Yehidah is magic! This beautifully crafted story of awakening youth will rekindle the spark of new beginnings in anyone lucky enough to read it. I treasure this wonderful, important story and its new companion journal, My Yehidah.…… Continue reading Anthony Lawlor about …

In Downtown Vancouver

With Cheryl Kelley, illustrator for the forthcoming My Yehidah, in Downtown Vancouver. Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage and find out about events and her books and contact her on More information is available on Wikipedia.

Forward National Literature Award

Yippeee. Hooray. Happy Dance. Running through the streets naked and tossing leaves and flower petals into the air. Okay, well, not the last one. But … Six Weeks to Yehidah won the first place Forward National Literature Award for Middle Grade Chapter Books and will soon have a groovy seal! Now, that’s what I call…… Continue reading Forward National Literature Award