After leaving school, Melissa quite literally went to the dogs. She spent 15 years working at Battersea Dogs Home, a famous London dog shelter, where she met some colourful characters, both four-legged and two.
When Melissa left the dogs' home, she moved to Sydney where she wrote a book about her experiences at Britain's best-loved dogs' home.
Rescue Me - My Life with the Battersea Dogs was published in 2009. It reached number four in the Sunday Times bestseller list, was serialised in the Mail on Sunday and made into an audio book, read by Melissa.
Rescue Me was adapted by Melissa for children and Take Me Home - Tales of Battersea Dogs was published in 2011 by Random House Children’s Books.
Winston Windsor and the Diamond Jubilee is her first foray into fiction.
Melissa Wareham is back living in her native London but has no plans to compete in the Olympic games.
From the pen of bestselling author Melissa Wareham comes Winston Windsor and the Diamond Jubilee, a hilarious and heartwarming tale of friendship, adventure, intrigue and sausage sandwiches, as told by the Queen’s favourite Corgi.
A fun-filled and action packed read for children of all ages.