Melissa Northway

Book App Author / Consultant

baa-melissa-northwayCreating has always been a big part of who Melissa is and she has found writing to be a good outlet for her creative juices.

The first story she wrote was when she was nine years old about her Standard Poodle, Max, and their adventures together. Melissa enjoys creating new stories for her daughter who inspires her to write children's picture books. Penelope the Purple Pirate is her first storybook app and book. Penelope was released in January 2011 by PicPocket Books and it has been a wonderful journey filled with challenges, upsets and joy. -Sounds a little like how it feels to raise a child!

Melissa's background is in sales and marketing and she says this experience has helped her in utilizing social media to get the word out there about Penelope! You can read more about her journey of creating a storybook app here at a post Melissa Northway wrote for Moms With Apps (MWA). "If you have a dream to create – whether it is a new business, a book or product, I hope that you are inspired to go after your dreams!"

Melissa counts having her daughter as the best thing she has ever done. She often quickly adds that her husband ranks "right up there, too." She loves Ben and Gerry's vanilla ice cream "too much", and dreams of traveling throughout Europe in her future. Like many of us, she would come back as a rock star if given the chance; Janis Joplin in particular.

Book App: Penelope The Purple Pirate

penelope-the-purple-pirateAdventurous children whose imaginations know no bounds will find a kindred spirit in Penelope. Come along on her journey as her bedroom opens up into world of pirates, the open sea, buried treasure and trusted friends.

Discussion questions, ideas for additional interaction for the pre-school classroom and home, and fun facts about the sea creatures in the story are included in the app. For more information and additional resources, visit www.melissanorthway.com.

Links

Home Site: http://melissanorthway.com/
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penelope-hd/id413515347?mt=8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620

Book App: Gerry The Giraffe

gerry-the-giraffeGerry the Giraffe wants to join the volleyball team but they think he’s too small and not strong enough.  

Upset because he isn’t invited to summer volleyball camp, he finally realizes what he has to do. Over the summer, while the team is away, something amazing happens from Gerry’s hard work. For more information and additional resources, visit www.melissanorthway.com.

Links

Home Site: http://melissanorthway.com/gerry-the-giraffe/
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gerry-the-giraffe-hd/id548810045?mt=8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTfCwXdudVQ