A few months ago, I came across a blog post on Parenting.com that featured my book, Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun. As I continue my search for a literary agent or big house publisher, I am motivated to make connections across the web. So, I contacted the author, Melissa Taylor about the article. Since then, I have been checking in on Melissa’s amazing website Imagination Soup and following her on Twitter. She just released a new book that I KNOW will benefit a number of my readers (I am thinking of you teacher bloggers out there!) Here’s the scoop on her new release….

Book Summary:
Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips, to Grow Your Business with Pinterest) offers a comprehensive look at how to achieve success on Pinterest.

Author, Melissa Taylor, draws on her expertise as a top Pinterest user with over 1 million followers, shows how to get started and gain skills on Pinterest, and reveals her secrets to getting lots of followers.
Along the way, you’ll hear from other Pinterest experts like popular blogger Amy at Living Locurto and the social media team at PBS. Plus, you’ll learn business-specific tips and see real-life examples.

You’ll learn:
–> How to attract more followers & increase brand awareness
–> How to achieve marketing and sales goals
–> Business-specific strategies
–> Success stories & tactics
–> Secrets from top Pinners
To help you achieve your goals, use free worksheets available on


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Q & A with Melissa Taylor

Tell us about your book. Who is the targeted audience?
A: Pinterest Savvy shows new and intermediate users how to excel on Pinterest. It’s for everyone who wants to attract more followers, get more repins and click throughs, and achieve sales and marketing goals.

As a small business owner myself, I am overwhelmed at the number of social media outlets out there. What are your suggestions for a beginner?

A: Find where your customers are. Focus there. If you aren’t sure, ask or watch your website analytics to assess the sources of traffic.
Pinterest is my #1 traffic souce so I focus there.

You have a fantastic blog called Imagination Soup that I think my readers can benefit from. Share a little bit about how you started blogging and what your mission is with your blog.

A: Thanks! ImaginationSoup.net continues to evolve to meet the needs of my readers who are passionate, thinking parents. It’s a place to find ideas to keep kids growing, engaged, and thinking.

I have read several of your articles on a number of websites. Please share a few links with us to your most read articles!

A: I just ended my term blogging for Parenting magazine — here are two popular posts:


Are you currently writing another book?

A: I have a few I want to write but none started yet.

What is your favorite part of your role as an author?

A: Making a difference! I know it sounds hokey but that’s why I do what I do. And I love it!

Author Bio: Melissa Taylor
A mother of two girls and an award-winning educator, Melissa Taylor holds a Master’s Degree in Global Education, with expertise in early childhood and elementary education and a focus on literacy and play. She has taught all subjects for the elementary grades and preschool.

Melissa created and writes the highly popular and award-winning learning blog Imagination Soup . Imagination Soup is a PBS Kids VIP Blog and was selected as the Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine Best Reading & Book Blog for 2010, as well as for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom Blogs and Top 25 Tech Moms.

Melissa writes about education, learning, children’s literature, technology, and advocacy for publications online and in print, includingParenting.com, USA Today Health, The Writer, Scholastic Parent and Child, Working Mother.com,Babble.com, Colorado Parent Magazine, Denver Magazine. In 2010, she won the coveted Colorado delegate spot for Parenting Magazine’s Education and Learning Mom Congress. In January 2012, Entrepreneur magazine featured Taylor as the ‘Trep of the Month.