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About the author:
Melissa Mercer is a passionate individual, both in her work and her family life as well. She is happily married to her hero and they have a beautiful daughter together. He is an old soul at heart; creating visual art through her words. Melissa's belief is the pen has always been mightier than the sword and just like the books we bind together; the words of the world will help bind us all with love and compassion.
Whenever she isn't working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter and loving husband. Melissa involves her family in all of her writing projects. Her husband helps take the pictures for her covers and her daughter is not only on the cover of this book, but on several short story covers she has designed as well. Having the support of her family and being able to share something with them that she is so passionate about; brings her a great deal of joy and a sense of accomplishment as well.
Melissa has written several short stories that been published in magazine's such as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and having won the Editor's Choice Award by the International Library of Poetry in both 2006 and 2011 for her outstanding achievement in poetry. Writing is one of the most important aspects in Melissa's life and she also works as a Freelance Writer from home. Her experiences include online advertising, article writing, magazine features, book inserts and ghostwriting. You name it, she writes about it.
She also holds a degree in Social Services and Creative Writing. She worked as an advocate against domestic violence, volunteering her time at a local shelter in her area; in-order to help those in need of a little hope and perhaps some guidance as well. Melissa is a strong survivor, but she knows all too well how much it takes to get there and she wants to be that one person in someone else's life that was never there in hers. She also worked as a Social Worker for The Child Abuse Council. Melissa loves children and wants to show them that there really is good in the world regardless of the bad they have already seen at such a young age.
By Melissa seeing her words in print, she is actually living her dream and she would love to take this opportunity to thank you all in helping her make her dreams become a reality. Look for more upcoming stories from this strong willed and spirited author. She truly appreciates all of you that help support the dream she has spent a lifetime trying to achieve.
A Path Of Survival
Mrs Meliss A Mercer
Jessica is the epitome of survival!
Surrounded by corruption and violence, Jessica tries desperately to escape her plague filled town. She longs for a better life and brighter future. Refusing to become just another statistic among the infected streets that surround her, she shies away from all of the neighborhood boys; knowing they would never be able to provide her with the kind of life she desires.
Jessica found out he hard way just how true the old saying "be careful what you wish for" really is. For, all she wanted was a way out, and that's exactly what she got.
This story is all about survival. You never really know just how strong you can be, until you simply have no choice.
Walk along Jessica's tear jerking, action packed path as she leads you down her downward spiral filled with mystery, suspense, adventure, corruption, betrayal, deception, friendship, rejection, laughter and yes, even love.
This is a touching story of a girl's will to survive. Jessica simply refuses to give up. A Path Of Survival is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat while reaching for a tissue.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 26 2012
- 148180894X / 9781481808941
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Action & Adventure