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Twice a wife, three times a mum, and seven times a grandma, I'm also a multi-published author with a Sunday Times No 4 Bestseller.  Following my first books, published under various nom de plume in the 1980’s, I continued to be commissioned and published by Hodder & Stoughton, and the like, well into the 1990’s, at which point other commitments took over.
 
Now retired, I write fiction - family dramas with a page-turning mystery -  and my books are available from Waterstones or any good bookshop, Amazon and, at discount via PayPal, from my book page www.melmenzies.co.uk/books
 
To hear me talking on BBC Radio Devon with Fitz - David Fitgerald - about my latest novels in the Evie Adams series, Time to Shine and Chosen? click the button on the right.
 
Next week, I shall be addressing ninety primary school children about what it means to be an author, where to get your inspiration, characterisation, and the importance of editing.  Can't wait!

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Chosen? Book 2 of the Evie Adams series

  • A dashing American and his biological family in Dartmouth & Kingswear
  • A quirky counsellor in Exeter's Cathedral Green
  • A feisty aunt Phoebe and her frail husband, Phil
  • And a mystery as to whether adoption really does mean Matt's been chosen by his adoptive parents?

Or has he been cheated by his biological family?


Annette Shaw's round up of new books

BOOKSHELF, DEVON LIFE

TIME TO SHINE:

Torbay writer Mel Menzies has already had a Sunday Times Bestseller.  In her new book she takes apart a marriage brick by brick.  This psychological mystery explores hypocrisy, forgiveness and fulfilment and it's a fascinating glimpse into the process of psychotherapy.

An uplifting and heartwarming read, Time to Shine takes its title in part from the beautiful acceptance speech made by Nelson Mandela, "We're all meant to shine . . ."

eBOOK VERSION OF TIME TO SHINE WENT TO
NO 1 BESTSELLER

IN TOP 100 SUSPENSE CATEGORY!


RESOURCES FOR AUTHORS / BOOK CLUB LEADERS & READERS / RELATIONSHIPS & LIFESTYLE.

Scroll down to access numerous articles on all the above categories, including articles on Public Speaking in the Marketing section of Writing & Publishing A Book 

Inspirational Ideas about Launching, Marketing and Promoting a Book

My Latest Book

Chosen?

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Picked for a Purpose is a series of blog posts on Relationships & Lifestyle.
See bottom of Home Page for Resources for Authors & other Categories/Titles   SEEDS & WEEDS Have you ever felt useless?  As if nothing you do has any meaning or purpose?  Ever thought you didn’t fit in?  In your... Read More
In my last blog post, So you’re Planning a Book Launch.  Do you Know What You’re Doing? we considered some of the forward planning that’s necessary.  Now, with mine so recently behind me, I’ll continue to share my experiences.  We’ve looked at Venue, Timing, and Ease of Access, Invitations, and... Read More

Resources for Authors

Learn how to be an author or writer
» Article Writing & Blogging:
Brand, Content, Keywords, Niche
» Creative Writing:
Characterisation, POV, Novel Structure, Seven Plots
» Writing & Publishing A Book
Editing, Manuscript Formatting, Marketing, Submission, Public Speaking