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.
Chicago Police Department detective “Mack” McPherson returns to the Indiana lakes community after 23 years to confront those who murdered his brother and others who covered up the crime. When they suddenly become murder victims, Mack becomes suspect number one, challenging him to track down their killer, a dangerous psychopath on his own mission of retribution.
The Great Depression didn't prevent
families from having babies — including me, in my case to middle-class parents
in Kokomo, Indiana. A typical small town boyhood followed this event — paper
routes, basketball, teen dances, and too many greasy French fries. After
surviving a rigorous liberal arts education with a BA degree in English at
Wabash College, Uncle Sam offered me a job in the Army Security Agency, and I
spent most of my two-and-a-half-year hitch as a German linguist with a gun and
a guard dog on the East/West German border.
The GI Bill provided me with a
post-Army year at The Free University in Berlin, where I probably spent more
time socializing with frauleins than studying until I decided it was time to
get serious about my life. This meant acquiring sufficient knowledge at The New
York Institute of Finance to land a job as an investment adviser with a major
investment firm in Chicago, where I eventually became a First Vice President.
In between dispensing advice to clients, I announced and wrote the first TV
reporting of the stock market before moving to radio for many
years. My passion for writing, which began at Wabash, resulted in the
publication of a number of short stories and some novels.