DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
As the New Orleans Saints take on Seattle Seahawks, I watch almost as if it was a scary movie. I hate the fact that Drew Brees is injured, but I must say our defense is working hard and our offense is finally gaining steam. It is going to be an epic game, a battle of sorts. This brings me to the next author I want to introduce, Patricia Simon and her book My Fight Club Within. I also had the pleasure of editing this book and publishing it with Absolute Author Publishing House. Her story is one of inspiration and is written heart-felt. The message she provides is one that women need to hear. Thank you, Patricia, for writing your journey.
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I Grew up on the East Coast, AND I now live in Dallas, Texas and trying to make my part-time home in New Orleans, LA. I honestly don't reveal a lot about myself to the public or on social media sites because I was once stalked; therefore, I am very protective. I will tell you I love to travel and meet people and feel that certain people are put in my life for a reason.
What inspired you to author this book?
I was broken after getting out of a relationship with the one I thought I would spend the rest of my life. Moving to Paradise and starting over I had to face myself and really getting to know who I am and what I really want in life. I was obsessed with trying to fix myself. So I had to go into my fairytale in order to come out jumping down into many rabbit holes in facing my greatest fears. I really wanted to know me.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
I have two chapters on spiritual warfare and soul awakening that talks about how I got my vision for my cover; so, I won't reveal that to you now.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
Dr. Melissa Caudle, my editor, and publisher. I call her, "Boss" because she has taken me through the process and guided me all the way. She is full of knowledge on publishing and knows the ins and outs. I honestly feel God put her in my path to help me get His word out.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
The first one was my dyslexia and admitting to having it. I see only pictures, not words. It was a big obstacle to overcome but with my friend's help, the process of dictating and editing went smoother. I learned to adapt and never give up on my dreams. I also learned that having dyslexia is not a disability, but a superpower because I do things differently than the rest of the world.
Tell your readers about your book.
My book is my life’s journey, which is presented as a self-help guide. As a non-fiction author, I embark on a worthy journey of discovery within myself.
Who is your target audience, and why?
Everybody! Single women, divorced women, and men -women struggling with abuse, dyslexia, people with learning disabilities. and/or superheroes.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Writing this book is right up there.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
That I have learned to embrace my dyslexia by writing this book and becoming my true authentic self.