Melissa Schneider was homeschooled from preschool all the way through high school and always enjoyed both reading and English/grammar. While working for a homeschool distributor she reviewed English books, wrote book descriptions, and headed up editing and page layout. These skills culminated in the creation of the G.U.M.drops series. Her vision for the series was to help students become proficient writers by engaging them in editing passages based on classic literature.
Students learn correct grammar and usage skills and are then able to recognize errors in writing and gain confidence through fixing them, all the while gaining interest and familiarity with many classic works of literature. Now the mother of four daughters, Melissa is just beginning to homeschool her own children, but she still manages to find time to read.