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.
Book ONE in the Grace Devine Series, Grace Discovered, is my springboard novel into the storyline of Grace & Gideon. A supernatural thriller with a side of romance, age appropriate 14+.
A young woman returns to her family farm following the death of her grandmother. After meeting her handsome neighbor with a dark past of his own, her life is quickly turned upside down. Soon strange things begin to happen, and secrets are revealed. Her search for answers uncovers a family history of centuries-old magic, supernatural forces and ancient prophecies. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself in a battle not only for her freedom, but for her life.
Book TWO in the Grace Devine Series, Grace Destined, will be released on June 30, 2021.
About Emmaline Givens
"Writing can be a lonely
existence. In order to focus, you have to isolate yourself from everything. But
that moment when you make your last edit, you want to share your story with
everyone!" Emmaline Givens
Why do I write? To get the stories out of my head and for others to hopefully enjoy. Grace Discovered is my first novel. I actually started a version of this book about eight years ago, but never managed to get beyond the third chapter. Life got in the way, I guess. Emmaline Givens is the pen name I chose to use as my real name is a tongue twister and almost always misspelled and mispronounced.
I'm originally from the upper mid-west, but my husband and I now call Arizona home. We have three adult children who have all left the nest, but we have four rescue kitties that keep us busy. Too busy! Our youngest kitty, Meera, loves to jump onto my desk and land directly on my keyboard, adding her own flavor to the books, I guess. It makes for fun editing adventure to catch all the random letters.
Grace Discovered is my first published novel, but not the first book I have written. I wrote and self-illustrated my first book more than 25 years ago when our daughter was but 2 years old, and afraid of spiders (that turned out to be little pieces of fuzz on the floor). She doesn't remember the story, but of course, I do.