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Melanie enjoys speaking to audiences about friendship and family. She’s spoken at foster and adoption conferences, writing and podcasting conferences, churches, moms groups, and events for women around the country. Combining her love for hilarious storytelling with a heart for helping women let go and lighten up, she’d love to bring some laughter and fun to your next event.


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Upcoming Webinars

Below are four upcoming webinars for January – April 2020. Purchase the bundle to save on all four webinars.

Find Your Book: Out of Your Head and Onto the Page

You keep saying you want to write a book, but what book? Are you overwhelmed by all the stories swirling around your brain? In this webinar, we’ll talk about developing a writing and reading discipline, organizing your chapters, and that heinous first draft. We’ll go step by step through the writing process and provide practical tools to pry the book out of your head and onto the page.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

What’s a Book Proposal?

So you have a nonfiction book idea and want to get published. What’s the next step? You think your idea is great, but how do you convince an agent? This webinar will cover how to boil down your big idea to a blurb, how to pull together a compelling book proposal, and all the components that go into it.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Imagine Them in Their Underwear: Public Speaking and Shaping a Talk

“Check check, one two one two. Is this thing on?” Have you ever been to a moms’ group or professional event and thought you’d like to be the speaker someday? Do you have ideas and experience that you’d love to share with others? This webinar will help you turn your stories and expertise into an engaging talk. “If only there was a formula.” Good news: there IS.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

The Joke’s on You: Finding the Funny and Writing Humor

“I’m not funny.” Well what if writing humorously is something you can practice? In this webinar, you’ll learn practical ways to share funny stories and approach your writing through a humorous lens. We’ll talk about cultivating content, comic timing, and how humor in hard things can invite the reader to healing and empathy.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

2020 Calm the H*ck Down Book Tour Coming Soon!

Most of us thought we’d be amazing parents—and then we had kids. Now we spend what little free time we have comparing ourselves to other parents, comparing our kids to other kids, and panicking that everyone else is nailing it except us. Between constant social media postings to conflicting advice found in parenting books, we often have no choice but to freak out. But there is another way. We all just need to calm the h*ck down.

Melanie Dale—a special needs parent, adoptive parent, in vitro parent, and reluctant cheer mom—believes we are all putting too much pressure on ourselves and our kids to be perfect. Instead, she argues, we need to take a step back so we can actually enjoy this journey called parenting.

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