I hit 30 this month and threw a party to celebrate. Reaching 30 feels fantastic – I made it! I feel that finally in my life, I’m in a very good place.

It’s been approximately one year since A Body Made of You was released and I’ve had some wonderful reaction to it. It was just recently reviewed by Emma Lee on her blog and by Amy McCauley on Ink, Sweat and Tears. I was absolutely thrilled by both reviews. Thank you Emma & Amy! x


4 thoughts on “Thirty

  1. I just turned 30 myself, can’t believe its a year since your book released, the reviews are amazing and well deserved, I carry your book with me everywhere along with a few other favourites that i keep in a bag for when I’m out, until theres more poetry on kindle lol.

  2. Just wanted to introduce myself here, Melissa. We’ve met briefly at North West Poets.

    I read your opening post about whether mental illness is ever a gift, and have been thinking about it. i can’t speak for anyone else but I would have to say, for myself, emphatically “No !” If I had not experienced clinical depression, anxiety, etc etc I’m sure i’d have done more with my life. My work life would have been less stressful and more fruitful, my emotional life would have been infinitely easier. Am I more compassionate than I would have been otherwise ? Maybe. But that still doesn’t make all that crap a gift.

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