South West Writers

About the Author

Hi, I’m Mel. I’m a novelist, screenwriter and blogger, with a passion for challenging social norms. Recently I’ve mostly been battling towards the finish line on my second novel whilst getting distracted by writing fun short stories and blog posts instead.

I like yoga, cooking and cinema. I dislike most things on television, most pop stars, most children, most pets and…well, most people. Though I can be a nice person, honest.

I’m part of an awesome writing group called Stokes Croft Writers and we run a bi-monthly storytelling night in Bristol called Talking Tales.

You can find out more about my fiction and published work at, and my body positivity/feminist blogging at

Recent Publications

Darker Times Anthology
Henshaw Press Anthology

Awards and Residencies

Bristol Short Story Prize , 2013 , Notable Contender
The Plough Prize , 2014/2015 , Shortlisted

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