Melanie Golding’s short stories have been chosen to be recorded as podcasts by the Leicester-based festival Story City in 2015 and 2016, and to be performed at both the regular Stroud Short Stories event and their special ‘best of’ event at Cheltenham Literature Festival. The synopsis and first chapter of her novel-in-progress Hope Valley – the prequel to Yellow for Morgan – was Highly Commended in the Katie Fforde Contemporary Fiction Award at Stroud Book Festival in 2016. In 2017 she won the short story prize at the Mid Somerset Festival, as well as the Evelyn Sanford trophy for highest mark in the prose class. Melanie achieved a Distinction in the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She is represented by Madeleine Milburn of Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency.
Yellow for Morgan is a literary suspense novel in which a mother believes her baby twins have been switched for the babies of a ghost mother. Set in present-day Sheffield, the book follows Megan as she encounters a mother’s worst nightmare – someone is threatening to take her children if she leaves them alone. When she, inadvertently, does exactly this, the twins are abducted, and when they are returned Megan sees that they have changed. The trouble is, no-one else can see it.