Melinda, known as Min, gained an MA in English, Creative Writing, at Loughborough University. She is a qualified teacher and has taught people aged two to sixty in a variety of settings. Min retired from the University of Leicester, where she was the Course Director for a Foundation Degree in Education offered across the Midlands. She now teaches psychology and English part time at a nearby Further Education College. She has had extensive experience in helping people to research, plan and write both creatively and for academic purposes.
Min has edited and contributed chapters to books on Education for Sage and Learning Matters (under Min Wilkie) including Supporting Learning in Primary Schools and Doing Action Research. She has self-published Fictionalising Iraq in British and American Literature (Children’s and Y.A.) and is working on two stories for YA readers. Min’s creative writing often reflects her interest in Life Writing and Time Slip stories.
Min is a trustee of her local Community Library, where she convenes a book club and coordinates sessions for ‘Wriggly Readers.’ In her spare (!) time she reads, crochets, completes jigsaws, loves photography and is also a keen bowler.