Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis is known inside the Colony as Mel L. If you’re not yet a member, it’s free to join as a Basic Member.

I hail from Toronto, Canada but have lived more than half of my life abroad – from the US to France and now a sunny corner of the Swiss Alps.
My first job as a copywriter was to edit my unwieldy first name into something more like me: short and to the point. So it was that I morphed from Mary Ellen into Mel.
My love of language began with English and now extends to French along with a soupçon of German.
My writing? From fiction to memoir, it's often irreverent, sometimes funny and occasionally moving. Always character-driven.

Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@eddrobertson?utm_content=creditCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=unsplash">Ed Robertson</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/assorted-title-book-lot-eeSdJfLfx1A?utm_content=creditCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=unsplash">Unsplash</a>

Read. Write. Repeat.

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. That opening line is indelibly inked in my memory. Other fictional characters...

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