Hello there!

I'm Mel.

"We write to taste life twice" - Anaïs Nin

I have been reading and writing since I was six, and I still enjoy words. I love the way they allow us to soar, to dive, to travel through space and time—from anywhere.

As a child it was always my dream to write a book. However, it was not until I had my first baby girl that I took proper steps towards realising this dream. "How to love with a healing heart" was published just before my second child was born.

I write to "taste life twice" and I share it with the hope of passing on a measure of inspiration, connection and hope to readers—just as so many writers have done for me all my life.

Originally from Singapore, I am now based in New Zealand with my family.

Click here for more info on my books.

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl
A photo of an open laptop and a sleeping baby - a mama carving out time to write
Writing the beginnings of my book
A photo of a mum carrying a baby in a garden
With baby #3 at a beautiful cafe Mia Flora in Geraldine, NZ
An illustration of our family in 'Simpsons style'
Someday I will update our 'fam portrait' with #3! Art by makemeyellow.co

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You can also find me on Substack, Amazon and Goodreads.

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