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Hello! Welcome to the place where you can find fun crafts and books by author, illustrator, and craftster Melissa J. Taylor. Welcome to MillWorks. (Because "MelWorks" just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.)

If you like wholesome reading and heirloom crafting, like I do, then you've come to the right place! Have fun!

Melissa J. Taylor
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New Book!

Book three in the Caroline's Cavy series, Caroline's Cavy and the Top Secret Plan, was just released in July! You can buy it from Amazon at:

Be sure to check out the FAQ for more about this new series, or visit Amazon to buy copies. (Your favorite bookstore can order them for you, as well.) And, watch for more books to be released over the years!

Cookbook for Guinea Pig Owners

Thank you for making this reprint a hit! Last holiday season (2013) it made the U.S. Amazon bestsellers list in two pet categories and had a photo spotlight as a Hot New Release. In the United Kingdom it reached #2 in Rabbit and Rodent Care in 2014, and made #17 on Most Wished For in Rabbit & Rodent Care list and #15 on Most Gifted last Christmastime in 2013.

I have memories from formulating the book ten years ago, including of my taste tester panel of three, and my now-late mother. She enjoyed it, too, and is the one who came up with the unique way to pop popcorn in the microwave, without having to use oil. A book can be more than a book--it can be a gateway to creating memories. And I have heartfelt hopes that this book will be that for you. As always, please talk to your trusted veterinarian for information on what foods are safe for your guinea pigs at all stages of life, and remember these are special treats, not to be part of your guinea pigs' diet.

Available where books are sold, such as on Amazon. Or, take the ISBNs to your local bookstore to place an order: ISBN-13: 978-1494204853 ISBN-10: 1494204851

It's time to celebrate!

In honor of the release of the fourth title in The Guinea Pigs' Storybook series, an 18-page activity pack and separate character guide are available for downloading. The activity pack includes a cookie recipe for piggles, drawing activities, a personality quiz, puzzles, and more! The activities are designed for a wide range of ages, from child to adult. Schedule a reading party with friends, or enjoy the activities with your favorite cavies. Click here for more information and to download one or both booklets. I hope you have lots of fun!

To order your own copy of The Guinea Pigs' Spring Storybook, or the first three books in the series, click here. When first released, The Guinea Pigs' Spring Storybook reached #8 on Amazon Hot New Releases: Best Children's Mouse & Rodent Books. Thank you for your support of the series!

You can also read a great article about the stories on Guinea Pig Today (with special thanks to author Michiko Vartanian).

If you like the books, the kindest compliment you can pay me is to tell your friends, and/or review the books on online bookstores. Thanks so much!

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