Melanie Drewery (Ngāti Māhangā) is a children's author best known for her Nanny Mihi series. In a varied career Melanie has worked as a children's librarian, a preschool supervisor, an educational book representative and a freelance journalist.
In 2005 Koro’s Medicine was a finalist in the Picture Book Category of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and in 2008 her book Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi won the Picture Book section. In addition, Melanie’s stories are continually listed as Storylines Notable Books.
Melanie is currently teaching at Motueka High School. She also participates in the Writers in Schools programme, is a potter and artist, and continues to write children's books.
Koro's Medicine is currently out of print.