Merlynda’s Poetry Awards:

Winner - The Golden Grove/Forward Poetry Award

Winner - The Leaf Book-Jacket Illustration Award

Second Prize-Winner - The PIM Poetry Award

Highly-Commended - The Portico Poetry Prize

Highly-Commended - The Serendipity Poetry Award

Finalist - The National Poetry Slam (Poetry Rivals)

Merlynda was the ‘Poetry Expert’ for BBC Radio’s ‘Functional Poetry Initiative’

Merlynda’s Songwriting Awards:

Highly-Commended – The WM Composers Award For Song

Semi-Finalist – 5 times – The UK Songwriting Contest

Commended – 3 times – The UK Songwriting Contest

Merlynda’s Songs have been published by: Boulevard Music Publishing and KKOS Music Publishing.

Merlynda’s Instrumental Music Compositions have been choreographed by the Royal Academy of Dance school in Ireland – and in Cyprus - and were Premiered at:The EQ International Festival of Dance, Ireland.

Merlynda’s Speech & Acting Awards:

LLAM of LAMDA (Speech and Acting)

Licentiate and Associate of:

The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art4

x Honours Medals in Speech and Acting

2 x Gold HONOURS Medals in Speech and Acting

2 x Silver HONOURS Medals in Speech and Acting

1 x Bronze Medal

Merlynda's Publication Titles - to date:

'Romantic Love Poems & Romantic Nature Poems'

'War Poems - A Collection for Remembrance - Centenary 1918-2018'

'Jolly Rhymes!' - A Collection for Children

'6 FairyTales & Verse-Fables 4 YOU!'- A Collection For Children

'Tiggee Tatter & Ticklee' - A Short Story In Rhyme For Children

Merlynda's Poetry Is Published in 46 Poetry Anthologies Published by Forward Press - from 1996 to date (please contact for the list of the Forward Press Poetry Publications Titles)

‘Flight or Fight Poetry Collection’ Pubd: 2012

'Horror Poetry Collection' Pubd: 2012

'The Tale of The Goat & The Wolf - A Verse-Fable' this epic poem is also recorded as a Poetry Audio Book - Pubd: 2009

‘ACT! Alone ~ Scene-Stealing High Comedy Monologues For Performers & Speakers’ Pubd: GAPP 2001

‘Master The Art’ Pubd: The Art Institute 1998

Merlynda is a former Magazine Columnist of:

‘The Observer Series of Newspapers’

and former Copy Editor for 'The Financial Times' (Fintech Publications)

Merlynda's Studio-Gallery-Bookshop :

Merlynda is the Illustrator-Owner of: 'The Bucks Mills Gallery'


Merlynda is the Founder & Editor of:

'The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'


(and the former Editor of: ‘The Poetry Box Magazine' -

Merlynda Founded the following Annual International Poetry Awards:

‘The Poetry Box Silver Cup Trophy Annual Award’

‘The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award’

Merlynda Founded 'The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain' and was The VC of GB’s Judge of Duologues and Scripts for Ventriloquists.

Merlynda was also The VC of GB’s resident Trainer in Ventriloquism and Public Speaking.

Merlynda is a Full Member of EQUITY - and The Poetry Society.

Merlynda is Fully CRB-Checked and DBS-Checked.

Merlynda's Live Poetry Radio Broadcasts To Date:

BBC Radio Solent

BBC Southern Counties

BBC 3 Counties

Delta Radio

Radio Lion

Spirit FM

(the Radio Lion live broadcast of Merlynda reading a selection of her Verse-Fables and Fairytales-In-Verse was also recorded for the Royal Surrey County Hospital Radio in Guildford, Surrey - and is regularly re-broadcast.)

Merlynda's Art and Illustration Publications:

Merlynda's Illustrations, Cartoons and Artworks are published by Thames & Hudson - The AOI - and in a variety of other publications, to date.

Her Cartoons are regularly exhibited at 'The International Salon of Cartoonists & Caricaturists' in France (since 1996) and her Paintings and Drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

A Full Exhibitions List to date appears on the 'Qualifications' page - and Further details are Available Upon Request -