Mel is a performance and published poet, who has written six poetry books to date, including two dyslexia friendly children’s poetry books, and her nature collection Natural Colours (2017).
In 2018, Mel published a full-length children’s story book; Tails of a Little Brown Mouse. She edited and compiled The Friendship Collection; a set of anthologies comprising children’s stories, poetry, and short stories and young adult fiction, as well as two charity poetry anthologies for There Is No Planet B Stafford in 2018, and 2019 respectively.
Her poetry collection Just a Thought will be published in May 2019. Mel hopes this collection, which focuses on mental health issues and awareness, will connect with and provide a positive reading experience for many.
Mel organises and participtes in poetry slams and spoken word events, and facilitates poetry workshops in schools and libraries around Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
'Mel is a fantastic person and is a great tutor for my 8 year old daughter. My daughter is dyslexic and really struggles with reading and writing. Since Mel has been with us, my daughter has really enjoyed Mel’s visits and it has been a pleasure to listen to my daughter recite the poems Mel has got her interested in and also create her own ones. Fantastic tutor and more importantly she is a lovely person.'
English Tuition Review 2019
'Mel writes from the heart resulting in poems that are refreshing and often particularly in tune with the natural world. She has a gift for enabling others to appreciate poetry and acquire the confidence and skills to write their own. Her enthusiasm has ensured poetry events in the local area have been a great success. Her endeavours have included very successful anthologies focusing on ‘green’ issues.'
Poetry Workshop Review 2019
'Mel has been the driving force behind a vibrant burgeoning poetry scene in the Stafford area. She has managed to succeed where others have struggled through the time and energy she devotes to encouraging people of all levels, interests and abilities to engage and participate in events aimed at making poetry accessible.'
Poetry Events Review 2019