Melanie Pearson

Writer and Illustrator

Like most creatives, I do a few different things! But mainly writing and illustration.
I've just published my first book, “Somebody Up There Likes Me” – a family memoir about how we cope when destiny comes calling. I'd been writing it for a while but couldn't have made it happen without the top notch editorial help of Guild members Anne Grange and Lorna Partington-Walsh.
The book is available in paperback and e book versions, with an audio version in due course.
Before this, I wrote blogs for myself and other organisations on subjects as diverse as social care, green issues and film, and have had pieces published in The Guardian, local press and Tortoise online journal.
My art work is largely self taught, mainly using cut paper and collage; I've been drawing with scissors since the age of 6, which isn't bad for a left-hander. I use recycled materials so my work tends to be mixed media, using collage and drawing, or paper cuts with 3D elements. These vary in scale from small greetings cards and hand-made comics to large window hangings.

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