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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.
 
Want a good summer read?
See my Book Page for details of my latest series of novels - family dramas with a page-turning mystery, plus details of forthcoming publications.
 
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.

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Chosen?

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

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