Hello there!

I'm Mel.

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 timeā€”from anywhere.

Originally from Singapore, I am now based in New Zealand with my family. As a wife and mother I wrote my books "How to love with a healing heart" and "Calm Elegance for the Mama at Home". I dedicate these to my family but also to all women, especially the many mothers who have shared with me their beautiful, sometimes hard, stories of raising their young.

I am also the author of "Write from the Start", a quick dose of inspiration for writers, and "Twenty-six", a collection of vignettes and poems. Click here for more info on my books.

In 2021, I attended a coffee session with Virtual Assistants, many of them mothers, who inspired me with their stories of starting their small business from home. In turn I launched Fundamental Web with two clients who trusted me with their website builds.

For the sake of simplicity I have now consolidated all my work into this one website so I have just this one to maintain.


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
Writing the beginnings of my book
Writing the beginnings of my book
Flower gazing with baby
With baby #3 at a beautiful cafe Mia Flora in Geraldine, NZ
Our family
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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