Melinda Hutchings is passionate about the written word and has touched lives through her work: her books Fighting for Life; Anorexia the Road to Recovery (Hale & Iremonger 2000) and How to Recover from Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders (Hale & Iremonger 2001) have helped thousands of people understand the dynamics of eating disorders from onset through to the recovery process.
Melinda is a contributing author to Some Girls Do, an anthology of prominent Australian female authors (Allen & Unwin 2007) and What is Mother Love? (Penguin Group Australia 2008).
She was a Finalist in Cosmopolitan magazine's "Fun Fearless Female" 2009 awards in the category Inspirational Role Model, and is featured on the Wall of Women for the Bellaboo ‘Get Real About Role Models’ campaign. Her third book 'Why Can’t I Look the Way I Want?' was recently published by Allen & Unwin and her fourth book 'It Will Get Better; Finding Your Way Through Teen Issues' will be published by Allen & Unwin in July.
Melinda is represented by Selwa Anthony Author Management Agency, and is a member of the NSW Writers Centre and the Australian Society of Authors.