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About Us

'Why, Mummy?' was written and illustrated by mother and daughter creative team Melanie and Amy-Scarlett Nicholson-Jones.
 
It was published by The Book Guild in 2021 on 28th June 2021, RRP £6.99, and is available to buy from UK retailers including: Waterstones, Amazon, Wordery and Foyles. Click here for order links. It is also available to order from many international booksellers.

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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 also works part time in West Berkshire libraries.
 
Melanie 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/ supporting artist. You might have seen her on The Crown, EastEnders, Silent Witness and Britain's Most Evil Killers!

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Amy-Scarlett Nicholson-Jones
Illustrator
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Amy-Scarlett is a fashion, costume and theatre design graduate. After completing a Master's degree, she worked in the theatre and film as a costume designer and wardrobe supervisor.
 
More recently, Amy-Scarlett has followed a career in front of a camera and on stage. She now works as an actress and voiceover artist in films, TV and theatre, which she fits around occasional costume and illustration projects. Amy has appeared as Alice in Alice in Wonderland, in multiple roles in pop-up Shakespeare productions and has voiced Romana in a Doctor Who inspired animated web series.

Why, Mummy? is designed to be read aloud by parents or carers or for young readers to try reading themselves! We hope you will enjoy our picture book!

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