Merrill J. Davies


Merrill J. Davies has been writing and publishing most of her life. Beginning in high school in Southeastern Kentucky as feature editor of The Hazel Nut, and continuing throughout her thirty-one years of teaching high school English, she has always enjoyed writing and teaching writing. When she retired from teaching in 2003, she began to focus more on her efforts to write fiction. The Welsh Harp, her first novel, was published in 2012. The Truth About Katie is her second novel.
In addition to writing, Merrill is active in Toastmasters, The Georgia Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of English, and her church. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and their families, including six grandchildren. Merrill and her husband Bill live in Rome, Georgia.

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Our Pebble in the Pond
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Joy Bridges learns that the homeless shelter she cherishes both as her own refuge and as a place of ministry is in danger of being forced to close, she is up to the challenge—she thinks. She has no idea how strongly some of her neighbors feel about having the homeless live on their street, however. Joy and her fellow residents are up against some strong forces.
The Truth About Katie
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
When Katie (A.K.A. Agatha) follows her counselor’s advice and calls home after being missing for two years, she has no idea of the struggles that will follow as she reconnects with her family. Her first challenge is to convince her friend Kirk in Nashville that she has no romantic interest in him, a task that proves more difficult and dangerous than she could ever have imagined.

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