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  • Faith, Life & Other Stuff.

  • A regular contributor to Relationship Development & Transformation, I can be seen here being interviewed on Overcoming Adversity


Twice a wife, three times a mum, and seven times a grandma, I'm also a multi-published author (under several nom de plume) with a Sunday Times No 4 Bestseller published by Hodder & Stoughton.  Here's the formal Autobiography, and here the fun version.
 
Want a good read?
Time to Shine - first in the Evie Adams' series of novels - was a No 1 Bestseller in its category on Amazon. Family dramas with a page-turning mystery solved by a counsellor, not a detective - see my  Book Page for further details.
 
Click the button on the right to hear me on BBC Radio Devon, talking about the Evie Adams series.  Or see Devon Life magazine where Chosen? was Book of the Month!
 
'What I like about Mel's writing,' says Annette Shaw, of Devon Life, 'is that she explores issues and problems we all face.'

'This novel not only entertains, it inspires,' says Pam Rhodes from BBC Songs of Praise.

COMING SOON: Feeling Useless or Unheard?  Don't!  You're . . .
PICKED FOR A PURPOSE

Memoir combined with teaching, this book has already achieved commendations from David Coffey OBE, Jeff Lucas and others. And I'm particularly excited because I believe it has something to say to young people, cited by The Prince's Trust, as the 'unhappiest generation for decades'.  As a result, I've dedicated the book and proceeds to the charity.


As a regular contributor to Dr Steven Cangiano's website
RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT & TRANSFORMATION
I like to think that, together with the team, we are attempting to build a better world.


My Latest Book

Chosen?

Available in paperback from my books page, Amazon and Waterstones
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BBC Radio Devon Interview

Listen to me chatting to Dave Fitzgerald about my latest release, Chosen, on BBC local radio.

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Peace, not war, the desire of our hearts Is, sadly, not always our choice. When opinion divides and appeasement departs Our foes have the loudest voice.   And so it was, in nineteen fourteen When Ferdinand drew his last breath, And the Central Powers set the scene For the horrors of carnage and death.   Global conflict, for four long... Read More
Have you ever been aware of others talking about you behind your back?  Perhaps when you’ve been  standing alone, catching the flickering glances of a nearby group?  Knowing, without doubt, that the whispered exchanges in some way refer to you? So how did it feel?  Especially if, like Katie Piper, for... Read More

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» Writing & Publishing A Book
Editing, Manuscript Formatting, Marketing, Submission, Public Speaking