​​​Author School and Library Visits


Melissa Hart offers school and library author visits that invite participants along on her journey to becoming a professional author, and inspire writers of all ages to start publishing now. 


"Melissa Hart's presentation is fun and engaging for both children and adults. Her knowledge of raptors and owls is impressive and her enthusiasm is infectious. The addition of an owl pellet dissection to her book reading makes for an exciting, hands-on author event." 
-Mary Gold, Author Event Coordinator, Grassroots Books


"Melissa is an enthusiastic and dynamic presenter. Her passion for owls and other birds of prey is contagious. My students were engaged throughout the presentation,   asking questions about birds of prey and about being an author. Melissa shared  motivational writing tips, and  now my students are begging me to write."
- Debbie Knapp, Two Rivers Elementary School






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Author Appearances

(For a complete list of past author appearances, please visit Melissa's LinkedIn profile.)


April 6th, 2019

Featured Guest Speaker

Oregon Battle of the Books State Competition

Chemeketa College

Salem, OR


April 19th, 2019

"Open Books, Open Minds: Building a Teen Collection to Answer Difficult Questions & Ignite Empathy"

Vancouver, WA


April 20th, 2019

"Educator Appreciation Coffee and Author Palooza!"

Barnes & Noble

Vancouver, WA


April 24, 2019

Book Launch for Better with Books

Powell's Books

Portland, OR


April 27, 2019

"Healthy & Happy Kids" Event with Ruby McConnell and Mary DeMocker

Tsunami Books

Eugene, OR


May 2, 2019

Free Family Dinner with Author

Curry Public Library

Gold Beach, OR


May 3, 2019

"The Art of the Short Humorous Essay"

Curry Public Library

Gold Beach, OR


May 6, 2019

Book Launch for Better with Books

Third Place Books  Seward Park

Seattle, WA


August 2-3, 2019

"10 Tips for Integrating Diversity into your Middle-Grade & Young Adult Fiction" and

"Personal Essays for Platform and Profit"

Willamette Writers Conference

Portland, OR


September 14, 2019

"How Women Writers Can Change the World"

San Francisco Writing for Change Conference


March 30, 2019
"Walk in their Shoes: Children's and Young Adult Novels to Cultivate Empathy" with Carrie Mac, Brian Tashima, and Carmen T. Bernier-Grande
AWP Conference
Portland, OR


January 25-26, 2019

American Library Association Winter Meeting and Exhibits

Seattle, WA


November 17, 2018

Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival

Portland, OR


​August 9, 2018

"How to Create Dynamic, Complex Characters in Children's and Young Adult Fiction." 

Eugene Kid Lit

​Eugene, OR​​


July 14, 2018

Mentor at SCBWI Great Critique

Portland, OR


March 7-10, 2018

"Disability in Children's Literature: Not an Anomaly; an Imperative"--AWP Conference, Tampa, FL.


October 7, 2017

Oregon Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference

Wilsonville, OR


October 8, 2017

"Trailers, Tweets, and Snapshots: Social Media Outreach to Ensure a Robust Audience" for PNBA Fall Tradeshow

Portland, OR


August 4-5, 2017

Willamette Writers Conference

Portland, OR.


June 27, 2 PM EST

Shaping and Structuring a Memoir

Webinar for The Writer Magazine