Melanie Murphy is a bestselling Irish author and award-winning online content creator from Dublin, where she lives with her husband and her son. She has over 800,000 followers across her social media platforms and her YouTube videos have amassed almost eighty million views online, reaching people with her warm personality and her life lessons as well as her views on divisive topics such as sexuality, women’s rights, health and relationships. Her BSc (hons) degree in education & training from DCU catches dust above the fireplace as she writes books and uploads random videos to the internet for a living.

Melanie frequently works alongside various lifestyle brands that she loves who support her creative career in video creation and writing. An example of the variety of brand partnerships that she’s secured over the past few years:

  • Prime Video
  • Skillshare
  • Wella
  • La Roche Posay
  • Childline 
  • Cineworld 
  • Always
  • Holland & Barrett 
  • BetterHelp
  • Starbucks
  • Game of Thrones
  • Iceland Air
  • CoPilot
  • Boots
  • Snug furniture 

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  • Won ‘Best Social Media Star’ at the Gossies 2020 
  • Won ‘best lifestyle influencer’ at Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2019
  • Finalist for Shorty award (best LGBTQ+ account 2019)
  • Won Blogosphere magazine’s ‘Influencer of the year 2018’ award
  • Won Buffer Festival award for short film ‘Choice’, 2017
  • Won ‘best vlogger’ at Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2015
  • Won ‘blogger of the year’ at the Digital Media Awards 2015


  • In 2017, Melanie published her first non-fiction book for young adults, “Fully Functioning Human (Almost)” which sold thousands of copies, received many positive reviews and topped the Irish book charts. It went on to be featured on  official Irish leaving certificate exam papers.
  • Her debut novel “If Only” was released in 2019 and has been a huge hit with young women around the world. It remained in the Irish top ten charts for many weeks!
  • Melanie’s second fiction novel “Glass Houses” (out May 5th, 2022), written during (and influenced by!) the Covid pandemic, is inspired by a real life story of a doctor who ran a unique program to help his patients with their mental health.

Some early reviews for Glass Houses by fellow authors:

‘A wonderfully empathetic exploration of human frailties and our capacity to heal … brutally truthful and beautifully uplifting’
Sophie White

‘Moving, unexpected and compassionate’
Louise O’Neill

‘A heartfelt reminder of the importance of connection – to nature, to others, to ourselves’
Calum McSwiggan