Merced Davis was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With her nose in a book as she walked through the chaos of the Italian market, it's a miracle she made it to adulthood and did not become a part of a Septa bumper.
Her love for her hometown allows her to use it as a backdrop in her novels and the arms that embrace her many monsters.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Dreaming Fire was influenced by my time in foster care and youth shelters in, and around, the Philadelphia area. It was written for my 17 year old self and all of the children that shared a similar experience.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I received a few responses from agents I queried stating my manuscript was too different for a newcomer. I decided that I didn't want to wait until I wasn't different anymore. I like being different.