Welcome to Mel Woodend Writing; a place where you can browse for books, handmade poetry cards and prints, and other literary artefacts.

Read and relax….

Mel Woodend has had many different jobs over the years but only one true passion – books! She lives with her husband and their cat in the West Midlands of England but travels to the coast as often as possible to partake in her other passion – bodyboarding.

Mel is a keen reader, writer, swimmer and bodyboarder. She loves her family, her cat, gardening, the natural world and the sea. All are inspirations for her writing – which is often inspired by nature.

Mel has published four poetry books to date – her first collection APoet’s Poems (2015); Journeys & Memories (2015) written by Mel and illustrated by her Dad, Michael John Wardle; and Poems Of Spring (2016).

Mel keeps a monthly Blog ‘My Diary of a Cat Owner’ all about the antics of her very wilful pet cat Bubbles at


Her fourth poetry collection Natural Colours is out now – having been published on 30/4/17 in eBook & paperback. The official book launch of Natural Colours will take place on Saturday 13/5/17 in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

Mel hopes to publish many more books….


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10 thoughts on “Welcome Page

  1. Peter Wilkes says:

    I shall be pleased to receive your info, though I am an intermittent writer I aim to become more active in my advancing years. Thank you.

  2. megan says:

    I was at the fairfeild library and you and your mom were so nice ! and alos your poetry was absolutely amazing you are so talented I was the oldest there haha !

    • Hi Megan, thank you for your lovely message and kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you at the Fairfield library. You had some great ideas for the group poem and for your own individual poem – I hope you carry on enjoying reading and writing poetry.

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