About us

I'm so glad that you stopped by! Let me introduce myself. 

My name is Melanie Barrett. I have been a secondary school educator since 1996.  In this time, I have developed more teaching and learning resources than I can even remember.  I have designed courses, consulted on textbooks, collaborated on initiatives, and worked as an educational developmental editor. Most importantly, I have taught for more than 20 years in Secondary School English and Special Education classrooms. I have supported 1000s of students on their journeys to adulthood.

I started Marmalade Books because I wanted to share my experiences and expertise beyond my classroom, and my school. My hope is that the titles we produce will inspire and motivate students, teachers, and all learners to be their best selves, starting with "How to Hate High School" and "How to Destroy Distance Learning"  released in December 2020.   

I hope that  you visit often and sign-up for our newsletter so you don't miss any of the "friendly ideas" that we plan to share.