Meli Bee always adored stories and grew up to become a professional writer. By day she is known as Melissa Brett, Education Resource Developer, but her real identity is Meli, Maker of Many Colourful Things.
Inspiration to write children's books came from observing the wonderfully unique qualities in young people around her. While celebrating the unusual and quirky, Meli is also inspired by the uplifting qualities that connect us all.
Meli's stories encourage children to honour their own uniqueness and have the confidence to express it. Themes that shine through her writing include the power of hope, love and courage, and the joy of creative expression.
Also an amateur artist, Meli loves throwing brightly coloured paint onto canvases almost as much as she loves playing with words. Wearing unusual hats and footwear is another favourite pastime.
Meli lives in Australia on Darramuragal land with her partner and their cat Nishka, who adopted them a few years ago. For the record, she loves dogs, frogs, insects and all other animals too.