Everything Elsewhereville

Illustrator Carey Lancaster and I have been caught up in a whirlwind of activity since the release of our chapter book Elsewhereville!

The trailer, expertly done by William Jamison and Cranberry Jade services, was a draw and sucess, attracting interest in Canada and the UK, and the book has been featured across the United States in inclusion and diversity workshops.

We have been attending signings, festivals and art shows and meeting and connecting with readers and fans across the Tri-state area. Elsewhereville even got up to #2 in two categories on Amazon during a recent promotion! We so hoped for #1, but maybe another time. Elsewhereville is even up for two awards in children’s fantasy fiction!

So many people have reached out to tell me that they or their child identify with the main character, Myrtle Hitchabocker. A few people even told me they shed some tears over the book. What an honor to connect with readers in that way!

I think the draw is that we all want to be accepted for who we are without judgement, and in Elsewhereville it’s automatic. There’s room for everybody.

I’m looking forward to many more books to come with “You Can’t Ride a Cat” releasing in July and an Elsewhereville activity book releasing in time for Christmas. I also have a manga-inspired book, “Alligator’s Baby Teeth” coming soon.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my autographed books signed to you or a loved one, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/melaniejvogel.author/shop/?ref_code=mini_shop_profile_plus_shop_tab_cta&ref_surface=profile


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Melanie J. Vogel

I love writing books for kids with BIG imaginations. An expert in the art of daydreaming and counting clouds, I live in the small town of Cumberland, Maryland. I am the momma to one grown daughter. Happily married, I'm a poodle lover, master flower gardener and a casual unicorn spotter. Join me on Facebook at @melaniejvogel.author.

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