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.
Born blind in the 17th century, a young boy named William endures tremendous physical and mental challenges. In order to escape a broken home and his tragic life, he sails halfway around the world from London to the West Indies. Upon arriving in Barbados, William finds love followed by heartbreak. In an act of defiance and in order to give his children a better life, William vows to become the greatest pirate the world has ever seen. However, in order to do so, he will need to recover the Jewel of the Spanish Main. But can he find the treasure and keep it out of the wicked hands of those who seek it for their own nefarious plots? A wildly adventurous page-turner, One Eyed Willy will keep you in swashbuckling suspense until the very end.
Growing up in a small suburb of New York City, Lawrence Phillip enjoyed writing music and lyrics. Translating his love of writing music to writing stories, he has aspirations of becoming a novelist. When not writing, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. One Eyed Willy is his first novel.