About Us

'Why, Mummy?' was written and illustrated by mother and daughter creative team Melanie and Amy-Scarlett Nicholson-Jones.
 
It will be published by The Book Guild in 2021, priced £6.99. Publication date and details of where to buy the book will be coming soon! Subscribe to our mailing list for updates! 
Melanie Nicholson-Jones
Author
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Melanie trained as a journalist and worked as a reporter on regional and national newspapers before going into PR, marketing and copywriting. 
 
She writes in a range of genres, from children's literature to short stories and in her spare time enjoys photography, amateur dramatics and working occasionally as a film and TV extra. Melanie lives in Berkshire and has two adult children.
Amy-Scarlett Nicholson-Jones
Illustrator
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Amy-Scarlett is a fashion, costume and theatre design graduate. After completing her Master's degree, she worked in the theatre as a costume assistant and wardrobe supervisor.
 
When theatres closed due to Covid-19, Amy-Scarlett started working as an illustrator and storyboard artist. She currently works as a teaching assistant in Bath and fits her illustration work around her school duties.