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Melissa Mercer is a passionate individual, both in her work and her family life as well. She is happily married to her hero and they have a beautiful daughter together. He is an old soul at heart; creating visual art through her words.
Melissa's belief is the pen has always been mightier than the sword and just like the books we bind together; the words of the world will help bind us all with love and compassion.
Whenever she isn't working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter and loving husband. Melissa involves her family in all of her writing projects. Her husband helps take the pictures for her covers and her daughter is not only on the cover of her Novel, A Path of Survival, but on several short story covers she has designed as well. Having the support of her family and being able to share something with them that she is so passionate about; brings her a great deal of joy and a sense of accomplishment as well.
Melissa has written several short stories that been published in magazine's such as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and having won the Editor's Choice Award by the International Library of Poetry in both 2006 and 2011 for her outstanding achievement in poetry. Writing is one of the most important aspects in Melissa's life and she also works as a Freelance Writer from home. Her experiences include online advertising, article writing, magazine features, book inserts and ghostwriting. You name it, she writes about it.
She also holds a degree in Social Services and Creative Writing. She worked as an advocate against domestic violence, volunteering her time at a local shelter in her area; in-order to help those in need of a little hope and perhaps some guidance as well. Melissa is a strong survivor, but she knows all too well how much it takes to get there and she wants to be that one person in someone else's life that was never there in hers. She also worked as a Social Worker for The Child Abuse Council. Melissa loves children and wants to show them that there really is good in the world regardless of the bad they have already seen at such a young age.
By Melissa seeing her words in print, she is actually living her dream and she would love to take this opportunity to thank you all in helping her make her dreams become a reality. Look for more upcoming stories from this strong willed and spirited author. She truly appreciates all of you that help support the dream she has spent a lifetime trying to achieve.