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.
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.
grew up in Brooklyn, New York, my entire
life. I moved to South Florida last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, which
was really challenging, but I have to say it is probably one of the best
decisions I made.
inspired you to author this book?
Inbox was inspired by a series of actual events in my life, from spam
emails to nightmares. As a creative writer, I merged these two experiences, and
thus The Inbox was born. I also have not come across a story like mine,
and since I am aware that technology is extremely popular in this day and age
for many people (mainly young adults), I knew The Inbox would be the
perfect story/tale to share.
did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
inspiration for my book’s cover comes from “The Grudge” a movie directed by
Nicolas Pesce movie and the movie “Ring” by Hiroshi Takahashi directed by
Jonathan Liebesman, F. Javier Gutiérrez, Gore Verbinski, Hideo Nakata
has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
find inspiration in many people and things. I would have to say that the person
who has greatly inspired me is my mother; she’s always worked hard in molding
my siblings and me to becoming great role models and leaders. I would also have
to include my sixth grade English Language Arts teacher, Mr. James, who
influenced me as a writer. Mr. James’s passion for Literature and writing is
the reason why I am still writing today!
were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
struggle was the move from New York to Florida. Although it is indeed the best
thing I’ve ever done, it came with a few obstacles, from getting situated to
making sure I had the perfect spot for creating and writing.
Owens is your typical twenty-three-year-old college student. He has good
friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and keeps pretty busy with his studies. But as
fun as college life can be, living in the dormitories is quickly getting old.
So Devon decides that it’s time to make some changes.
Thus starts his hunt for a new place.
His search begins, like so many things do, online. As he’s looking for
somewhere to rent, he receives an unexpected message from a stranger. Intrigued,
Devon replies, but things take a dark turn as the unknown sender’s messages get
more and more sinister…
Devon suddenly finds himself trapped in an inescapable nightmare of online
terror. Will he succumb to its enigmatic darkness or break free from its grasp?
is your target audience, and why?
is not a story for children but Teens and YA + older audiences. (The main
target is YA audience.
Twenty-three-year-old Devon Owens receives an unexpected message from an online stranger. One curious reply takes on a sinister turn when Devon suddenly finds himself trapped in an inescapable nightmare of online terror.