If you have questions about my books or you would like to request an interview, you can contact me at


mel@melsherratt.co.uk 


I'm sorry, but I'm unable to read stories or books, or critique work for anyone. Nor can I provide any guidance or advice on whether you should or shouldn't self-publish.

Short bio

Mel Sherratt is the author of fifteen crime novels, with over 1.5 million sales. She writes police procedurals, psychological suspense, and crime dramas – fiction with a punch. 

Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in Library Award 2014, she lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for most of her books.

She also writes women's fiction under the pen name of Marcie Steele.

Long bio

Mel Sherratt is the internationally bestselling author of fifteen novels, selling over 1.5 million copies. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library award, she has also been named as one of her home town’s top 100 influential people for the past four years.

Previous to independently publishing five novels and working alongside publishers as a hybrid author, she worked for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. She was a housing officer for eight years, and then spent four years as a training and development consultant in Adult Social Care, where she took care of their press and social media platforms, edited a quarterly magazine, pitched for funding and wrote training policies and strategies for 1400 staff.

Mel regularly speaks on panels at festivals and conferences and has been featured in numerous publications such as Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and the Writers and Artists Yearbook 2016-2020. She has been a guest on several podcasts including The Self-publishing Formula Podcast, The Bestseller Experiment, The Creative Penn and The Worried Writer. She often writes a column in her local newspaper, Stoke-On-Trent Live (The Sentinel), a dream she had from her teens.

None of this would have been possible if she hadn’t finished that first novel. Even though she wrestles with self-doubt on a daily basis, her message is always about finishing what you start, and never giving up, no matter what.

Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer).

If you need any further details, or hi-res images, please use the email address above to contact me direct.  Thanks.

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