The Endless hours of Illness: Overcoming boredom

There seems to be a middle ground to this illness, I am discovering along the way. There are days when it is simply a fight for survival and days when it is possible to wake up and actually do something – like take a walk. Help prepare a meal. See a friend (the shock!). While…

On Instagram – mini fictions

Hello everyone! Just a really quick post to let you know what you are missing. If you are on Instagram and like micro fiction/flash fiction, I am posting words on there on a semi-regular basis these days. I am attempting to get myself all psyched up to write a new novel. It is a lot…

What if cancer is just a symptom?

Okay, before someone writes me a nasty little note, no I am not a Doctor, nor am I going to be advocating any form of treatments here. This is an opinion blog, not an article of scientific merit. If you don’t like opinion pieces, or prefer things laden with hard hitting facts, please stop reading….

Brain Fog

Having chronic illness and brain fog has interfered with my blogging!

A Chat between Authors

Thank you for joining Shane Hall and me in a chat about our projects and why we write what we write! Shane’s comments start with the S (well, obviously!) and mine with the M. Enjoy! S: Alrighty! First of all, thanks, Mel, for working with me on a collaborative discussion! So, the question I think…

Smashwords ebook sale 5-11 March 2017

Hello there! Before I start I apologise for the promotional blog post, but the sale information is only valid for one week, so I couldn’t help myself telling you all about it!   This is just a very quick post for those of you who are simply crazy about books. For one week only, 5-11…

How I wrote a novel with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Firstly, let me just say, I doubt any one person ends up experiencing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) exactly like another. There are people who can work through the symptoms, others who are bedridden and still other who cannot look at a screen, or book, because the stimulus is too much for their system to handle….

Interview and giveaway!

I am sorry it has been such a slow start to the year. Here in Australia it is set to sizzle, with a trio of days we are now in the middle of soaring to the temperatures of between 40-44 degrees (44 degrees C is 111 degrees F). When it is this hot, unfortunately those…

A welcome to the New Year: 2017!

Hello and a huge welcome to 2017 from me. I truly hope it is full of dream and wish fulfilment for you all. I was very quiet over the holidays as I tried to stay away from the computer and get lots of sun and exercise. As much as possible for someone who is still…

I am a guest blogger!

Hello to you all (again!) As the countdown to the year is on fast forward, so much is happening. I have had a few guests posting on my blog here (love you all and thank you for your kind words, Sarah Ash, Shane Hall and A.J. Chaudhury) and also uploaded my very first video to YouTube. That was a…

Video clip for this author!

There comes a time when you know you have to test something out. My first ever video clip is now available for viewing here: Author Clip Please enjoy and share! Thank you to Adam for amazing music 🙂

Guest Post: Sarah Ash

It is an exciting time here on Melly’s World this week! Please join me in welcoming professional fantasy author Sarah Ash. Treasuring the Initial Image Sarah Ash I’m one of those writers that squirrels ideas away like a winter hoard of nuts and berries. Or maybe my type of writer is more like a vineyard…