About Me

Hi there, I'm Mel, or, depending on where you meet me, Mickey. I'll answer to both.

I live in meanjin/Brisbane, Australia and I'm a descendant of the Wakka Wakka and Bigambul peoples. I'm university tutor, a master's candidate,  and a freelance writer and editor. To balance out all the time I spend working, I have a bunch of fun hobbies like cooking and baking, reading, singing, and dancing.

If you enjoy the content on my blog or Instagram, please consider shouting me a coffee here at paypal. A couple of bucks for a cuppa goes a long way when you're spending days (and sometimes nights) writing and submitting. Often, the cost just to submit a manuscript ranges from $50+, so every contribution is gratefully received and put to good work. If you'd prefer your money go towards buying Archie a treat, that's cool too, just make sure you leave me a note with your tip and I'll make sure he gets something great!

If you'd like to talk to me about advertising in my side bar, sponsoring a post, or hiring me as a writer, contact me. I'm always interested in collaborating, so please get in touch! With this in mind, please note that some posts on this site do contain affiliate links for which I earn a small commission if you go on to purchase from sites you click through to. Sponsored posts (those posts for which I am paid to speak about a product or service) will always be clearly marked.

Pictures on this page are by Melina Holloway Photography and Hairypants Photography