Mel Menzies, Author & Keynote Speaker: A Short Biography


Mel Menzies (pronounced Ming-iss) is the author of a number of books (one a Sunday Times No. 4 Best Seller), plus numerous articles. Her latest novel, Time to Shine is due for publication in June 2015.  The first of a series, it is a mystery solved, not by police procedures, but by a counsellor, quirky  Evie Adams. as she seeks to bring her client to a point of assertiveness and fulfilment.

A Painful Post Mortem, meanwhile, is available as an ebook from Amazon.  A novel, it is based on Mel's personal knowledge and understanding of what it is like to lose a child: first to drugs; and, ultimately - after the joy of seeing the habit overcome - to death in suspicious circumstances. Proceeds from all sales are to support charity: two organisations benefiting children. 


An inspirational keynote speaker, Mel’s background includes live events of up to 700+, plus radio and TV appearances. She likes nothing better than interacting with an audience, or running workshops, and has a passion to help others achieve their potential. Take a look at her speaking experience and book her for your event.


Mel blogs regularly on, among other things, Creative Writing, Writing and Publishing, Personality Profiling, personal growth and self-help, relationships, stepfamilies, bereavement and debt. She loves to hear from visitors and always responds to genuine comments and e-mails.


Family life is a priority and she and her husband care for two of their grandchildren twice a week - twins aged five, a boy and a girl. She is an active member of a large and lively Baptist Church, where she runs a Book Club. In the past, she and her husband have led Family Forums, Marriage Enrichment Courses and residential Creative Writing Courses.

You may read more about Mel’s journey as an author here, and perhaps recognise something of your own experience in the process.

Photograph: Mel on BBC Radio Scotland

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