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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.
 
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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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THE TRAUMA FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND I spent the morning speaking with a male friend, of longstanding, whose mother took her own life when he was in his mid-teens.  Coincidence?  I had no idea that today, Monday 10th September, 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Nor that my daily newspaper was... Read More
WHO ARE YOU?  GUILT RIDDEN? You pick up the phone, an unknown voice asks: ‘Is that the owner of the house?’  Indeed, sometimes they may address you by name.  And what is your immediate response?  Mine is never to affirm the query but to ask, ‘Who are you?’ This, however, is not... Read More

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