Write About Me by Melissa Pouliot

Write About Me by Melissa Pouliot

Write About Me

Write About Me

Write About Me is #1 Bestseller on Amazon that gets readers hooked from the first page and leaves them wanting more long after they’ve finished. The year is 1988 and 16-year old Annabelle Brown from northern Queensland runs away from her family and friends for the bright lights of somewhere new. She ends up in Kings Cross in Sydney where her life takes some dark twists and turns. Inspired by a heartbreaking true family cold case mystery, ‘Write About Me’ is a heart-wrenching coming of age story about a teenage runaway who doesn’t come home.
Described by one of her children as a ‘book writing machine’, Australian author Melissa Pouliot has always loved to write. Her early childhood stories about princesses, fairies and goblins inspired by authors such as Enid Blyton and May Gibbs evolved to teenage soap operas and adventure stories inspired by Trixie Beldon, Sweet Valley High and her own experiences.
While studying a Commerce university degree, she wrote her first unpublished piece for friends and family based on when she worked a governess on a sheep station in outback Queensland.
After an epiphany on a train late one night in Sydney, she changed her university studies from numbers to words. She returned to the harsh outback Queensland heat to start her media career before moving south to the flat, arid landscape of Western Victoria to work in the busy newsroom of a tri-weekly paper.
When her first child was six months old she started her own media company. Through her journalism career and her own business, she has written stories on just about every topic. Her stories about people are widely recognised as her true heart and she has published several non-fiction books.
Find Me,” is Melissa’s second novel. It follows the life of one of her favourite characters from her debut bestseller ‘Write About Me’. Both novels are inspired by her own family’s missing persons tragedy and her quest to highlight the lifelong scars families and friends of missing people carry as they struggle to understand the complexities that abound when someone is ‘missing’. Through her fiction writing she has become a strong advocate for missing people around the world.
Melissa lives with her family on the NSW South Coast where she writes every single day.

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Reviews (70 reviews on amazon)

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All of us were teenagers once. Most of us survived. But this debut Australian novel highlights a major issue that is relevant all around the world – some of us do not survive our teenage years. Every day we see appeals for missing persons on Facebook, television, magazines and newspapers. We now live in a society where all of us are on the lookout for missing people, a lot of them teens. This book highlights that in the 80s we didn’t have this global network or the support of the media, or quite simply the technology – to find missing people so easily. Ms. Pouliiot, you have touched me in a way I cannot describe. I hope your family finds out the truth about Ursula one day.
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful piece of fiction November 6, 2013
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“Melissa-Jane Pouliot’s debut novel “Write About Me” combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling – a winning combination.A book that is so well written, from beginning to end, transports you into the environment in which the story is written while exploring the far-reaching and long-term impacts of when someone goes missing.

Melissa-Jane’s main character Annabelle Brown is introduced on Sunday November 20, 1988 where she finds her solace in sitting by the campfire drinking Stone’s Green Ginger wine in the opening pages, oblivious to her surroundings of being alone.

“Write about me,” Annabelle said, “Write about me `cause I am dead.”

Intrigue begins on Monday July 10, 1988 as the story unravels.

Melissa-Jane’s debut fictional novel is based on a true story of the Author’s cousin Ursula Dianne Barwick who has been missing for 26 years.

The Author crafts her words through a clever eighty-six subtitles.

A book I have read twice and will revisit again. Brilliant!

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the way this book transported me to the ’80s November 14, 2013
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A ride through a bygone era: the music, fashions, zeitgeist. Annabelle’s teenage angst came through strongly from beginning to end, but there was a balance of humour, love, and care as seen through the eyes of the characters around her. A fantastic piece of writing from an exciting new Australian author. I hope she’s working on the second instalment.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! October 27, 2013
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Loved it and all finished in a few hours. Great plot, well written.
I Just wish it was longer 🙂
5.0 out of 5 stars Congratulations Melissa July 26, 2013
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Congratulations on the book! I got 80% through the book after a session in one night, finishing it the next day!I really like the structure of the story and the character development. The complexity of the story is great and the very descriptive narrative kept me engaged (long after I meant to sleep). The very Australian references connected with my own memories, linking beautifully with the song lyrics, the storyline of the different characters and the diary entries.

The story line touched me deeply, the issues around mental health, homelessness and missing persons graphically woven around this young woman’s story. The light touch of the very different characters provided a sense of humour and the threads of their lives added to Annabelle’s despair.

5.0 out of 5 stars I can’t wait for the movie October 4, 2013
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Write About Me creates wonderful pictures as it jumps from scene to scene. It transports the reader back to an unforgettable era – the 80s – such a different era to what we are living today. You wonder if Annabelle had disappeared in this day and age whether we would have had more hope of finding her. In 1987 we didn’t have mobile phones, the internet or the widespread communication across the globe via Facebook. Annabelle feels safe as her life leads her to Kings Cross in Sydney while her family and friends grieve so rawly for her. Melissa lulls you in a false sense of comfort, throws in some fantastic Aussie humour, then confronts you time and time again. I laughed, I loved and I cried as I followed the wonderful characters through situations we cannot imagine facing ourselves. Write About Me hits so many messages about missing persons and mental health – it could have been any one of us going through this. Annabelle could have been our teenage daughter or cousin or sister or school friend. Movie makers take note – Write About Me needs to be on screen!
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Wonderfully written book. I couldn’t put it down as I just wanted to know what would happen next.
The story is based on every parents worst nightmare – losing a child.
Great Job Melissa
This is a book not to be overlooked
5.0 out of 5 stars What a trip July 25, 2013
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This is one of those books that gets you in right from the very first page. Once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down as it went back and forwards through the mind and life of this troubled teenager. It took me back to my teen years when things could get so complicated and out of control and made me feel lucky to have ended up on the right path, unlike Annabelle in the story. A thread of humour throughout was delightful and the descriptions have placed pictures in my mind that will stay there forever. Well done Melissa-Jane on your first foray into fiction. I can’t wait to read the next instalment.
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