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.
My childhood saw its share of ups but also several unbearable downs, all brought on by alcoholic parents who chose to place the bottle in front of their child’s wellbeing. The rotten parenting behaviors I suffered through were: physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. This style of parenting caused me to have depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I felt worthless and stupid; nobody could ever love me. [This is an aftereffect regarding children who endured abuse and neglect.] I strolled through my early high school years hoping that the horrors wrapped inside my head would forever vanish. My brain desperately needed to break free from the dreadful inner thoughts. I needed an escape from reality.
One day, during my early teens, I consumed alcohol. At once, my negative mind-thoughts were eclipsed with positivity. Suddenly, I had confidence and inner peace. After a time, alcohol turned into a weekly occurrence. Friends arrived in abundance and my popularity rose as if I were a rock star who just topped the charts for the first time.
However, during the years to come, [my adult life], that freedom I felt from drinking alcohol ventured in the wrong direction, sending me on a crash course to Loser-Ville. My grown-up life was littered with depression, alcoholism, addictions, jail, and umpteen suicide attempts. Chaos and near-death experiences were rampant, all on account of drugs and alcohol.
My chaotic life path would eventually come to a sudden halt because of one conversation with the Creator.
Jolee Nick [Spirituality Specialist/Addictions Advisor], says, ‘Confessions From A Prophet’s Past’ is not only inspiring but it is also heartwarming. It hit close to home as a recovering addict. I can relate to many of the stories in this novel. Jeromy is not only able to grasp the reader's heart, but you can feel the energy in his stories. (He draws you into the stories.) There is humor, tears, triumph, glory, faith, hope, and last but certainly not least, Godliness!”
Jeromy W was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. My hometown's location is very isolated: Towns are few and far between, having most of the landscape replaced with bush-country and lakes. (Freshwater fishing and hunting are very popular extracurricular activities within the community.) Winters are frigid, with temperatures exceeding minus 25 during the majority of January, and February. Feet upon feet of snow envelop the community during the winter months.
Other Books By This Author
Heaven & Hell A True Story: God's Promised Land & The Devil's Abyss. (Short read: 43 pages.)
Grandma Attacks Wolf With Her Own Broom: A Short Story Tribute. (Short read: 11 pages.)
Being released at the end of 2022: The Nature of Sin