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.
What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you expect? When your idealistic world crumbles and disappointments, heartbreak, and abuse, batters down your door? When despair swallows you, and your dreams lay shattered at your feet? You can’t help but shout,where are you, God? Are you even real?
Tarnished Crowns doesn’t offer platitudes and clichés but the story of a nineteen-year-old girl from the Midwest who travels to Hollywood and receives an inside peek behind those glamorous doors. Her compromised life and broken relationships devastate her, leaving her depressed, confused, and searching for answers. In her desperation, she makes a deal with God. She gives him six months to prove He is who He says He is. Nothing could prepare her for what happened next. God unfolds an unexpected adventure filled with twists and turns and begins to reveal himself in powerful ways.
Learning to trust an unseen God is not easy, and Pam wrestles with him along the way, only to find that every conflict brings his reality closer. Her honest transparency receives understanding and God’s compassion. She discovers how to go from brokenness to wholeness–fear to faith–and resistance to surrender. Tarnished Crowns is her pilgrimage to the heart of God, where she found restoration, purpose, and destiny.
"This memoir is a major help to anyone who seeks to stay grounded in God...emotional, compassionate, and ideal for the Christian woman and those that work with women. Readers that enjoy transformational life stories will also find this book to be unforgettable." Literary Titan
2021 American Writing Awards Winner
Winner - Narrative Non-Fiction
Tarnished Crowns a Memoir:The Power of Purpose and Authenticity
"Thought-provoking and eye-opening, the book provides reflective advice that will offer help and comfort to those who experience depression and despair in the face of relentless difficulties. Candid, vivid, and deeply reflective, the book makes for an utterly engrossing coming-of-age read." Bookview Review
Beautifully captured... Candid and revealing.
"Thoughtful and keen, ... the reader will benefit to read it in multiple sittings as many portions deserves additional time spent pondering and applying its message. This a poignant, informative book by an author whose life has been dedicated to exploring the true meaning of living."
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pamela Rice is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a doctor of ministry degree who works in Los Angeles, California. As a former program director for a clinical psychiatric unit specializing in Christian therapy, Pam understands human suffering and believes in the power of faith to transform lives and restore hope.