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.
On a personal journey, Daniel decides to teach at an international high school in Guatemala, Central America. Daniel becomes a minor celebrity in Guatemala because of his association with the ruling oligarchy and the criminal elite, which he finds are intimately intertwined. After a few years of selling the SAT admission exam, he finds himself in a dangerous web of deceit with a Palestinian terrorist group who buys the SAT, through a young American school student, Alena Anwar. What Daniel does not realize is that she is part of a sinister murder plot against the U.S. President's daughter who studies at an Ivy League college. Daniel is in over his head and he finds that in Latin American culture, nothing is as it seems. The clock ticks as he tries to stop the assassin. Daniel provides an in-depth critical analysis of the international education scene and expatriate culture abroad. Moreover, he exposes the huge loopholes and corruption that plague the international college admissions process, including trusted U.S. admission directors. Daniel reveals that the dark world of corruption within college admissions.
I was born and raised in Canada. I studied at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad School of Theology and the Toronto School of Theology where I attained a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy, a B.S. in Theology, M.A. in Theology and a Master in Divinity. I am a former missionary. I have served in the roles of hospital and high school chaplain in Canada. I taught in the American school system in Guatemala for seven years and for the past 20 years, I have also served as a college admission consultant in Guatemala which offers college counseling, admission test prep, and admission essay editing. I have two beautiful daughters.