About The Book
Melodramatic, from Megan Parkinson
More than 7 hours of totally brilliant narration.
Told in a series of diary entries in which Mel muses on everything from booty calls and all-butter croissants to grief and family bonds, Melodramatic is a candid look at the mess of wires behind those big flashing lights of fame — wonderfully witty, refreshingly honest and, ultimately, hilarious
“Dad always said, ‘Bad experiences make life interesting’.
I’m tired of an interesting life. I’d like a dull one from now on, please.
The glitz and glam of showbiz isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As a 26-year-old actor living in London, Mel would know.
After years of wasting time at fruitless auditions, dealing with constant rejection and batting off back-handed compliments, Mel’s starting to reach the end of her tether with it all. That’s until she lands a semi-substantial role in a hit movie alongside superstar heart-throb, Jack Hart.
Jack is super confident, super handsome and, on face value, super arrogant — everything Mel can’t stand. But when Mel gets the opportunity to break industry protocol and get to know the person behind the pretty face, she soon realises that even the most famous and successful actors have their problems..”
"Hilarious book! Love the narration"
"Loved it, I hope Megan writes a follow-up!"
About the author
Megan Parkinson is an English actor best known for her performance as Sam Murgatroyd in Ackley Bridge. Growing up in West Yorkshire, surrounded by her mad, loving family, Megan eventually moved to London, aged 18, to pursue her dream of being an actor. There she trained with the National Youth Theatre Rep Company, before signing with Independent Talent Group Ltd and working on shows such as Game of Thrones, C.B. Strike, and Harlots.
In September 2020, Megan’s mother, Fiona, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Despite filming her final season with Ackley Bridge at the time, Megan was still, thankfully, able to be with her mother when she eventually passed away, at home, in November 2020.
Three years after her mother’s passing, now a mother herself, Megan was inspired to pick up her diaries from her time living in London, and her mother’s end-of-life care, and use them as the foundations for Melodramatic and the upcoming prequel, Waiting for Monday.
Melodramatic is Megan Parkinson’s first published novel.