I was born and raised in a small town in upstate South Carolina.I first became a Blogger and later was persuaded to take my writing a step further. My first book, My Paranormal Life, A True Haunting started out as my own private journal of my family dealing with a dark entity. But it doesn't stop there, I took it even further and let my experiences help me to co-found a paranormal team and a cryptid team. I enjoy being able to reach out and help others. I have made many new friends in both of these fields, which has also led me to help others to have their story told. I realize first hand that these people have a very passionate and unique story that needs to be told. In getting these powerful stories out to the public, I hope it will help further research in both of these fields and just maybe the individual that shares their story with me may find some closure to their own personal nightmare. I am honored to be able to bring you true stories of the unexplained.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sharon Day

I've had a few of you ask me this question, so I thought it was time I gave you an answer. You guys want to know what I read when I'm not writing. Well, I do have a few favorite authors. And I will start by sharing one with you now. This lady is absolutely amazing when it comes to the paranormal. She is an outstanding Author. And I do recommend that you check out some of her work. Sharon day.
Check out her work here, and grab a couple of her books while you're waiting on mine.
You can also follow her Blog here. Sharon is not just a paranormal magnet she is also a person with a loving heart and a beautiful spirit. Tell her Melissa sent you!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Doll

This is the next book that I have coming out. This has been a tough one. There is a presence in the story itself. It's almost like a living entity all its own. When I work on this book the activity in our own home goes off the charts. I have almost stopped twice, but this lets me know that its a story that must be told. (I have only come across one more story like this and it was written by a friend of mine, Joni Mayhan. After I finished her book, I had to do a house cleansing. But I have to add here that it was an amazing story and she is an awesome writer.)  I want to apologize for this one taking me so long to get it out to you. I am taking all means necessary to make sure that this story is told just as it happened. I can assure you that this one is going to be worth the wait!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

My Story

Hi Guys! Glad to have you here. I'm going to do something that I haven't done before. I'm going to tell you MY story. The story of how I became a writer and the strange background that comes with it.
Pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and let's just dive right in.

My husband Marty and I were living in a home that had a bit of Paranormal Activity. It wasn't anything major. Things would randomly get moved during the night and you would notice it the next morning. (Coffee creamer out of the kitchen and on the coffee table in the living room.) Just annoying little things. Things would go missing and wind up in places that you had already looked. Things you could just blow off and forget about. And that is pretty much what we did. It became normal day to day life. These things would happen randomly, maybe every other month. So we didn't make much of it. Long story short. My son and daughter in law moved in with a new baby. Things got bad really fast. I ended up contacting a paranormal team. After an investigation, one of the co-founders suggested that I keep the activity documented. That is where the Blog was born, https://a-paranormallife.blogspot.com/ After the investigation and two house blessings later, Marty and I ended up joining the team. The co-founders were awesome mentors and we spent the next few years training with and becoming close friends to these guys. I learned a lot from these two men.
After the third and final house blessing at our home. One of the co-founders asked if he could use my Blog to write our story. I felt honored. Brandon Hudgens worked closely with me to get our story told. In the meantime, Marty and I along with my son and daughter in law founded the Carolina Cryptid crew. ( Which turned six years old yesterday.) I had always been interested in writing. But I never attempted to step out on my own. With Brandon and Marty's encouragement, I wrote my first book about the Carolina Cryptid Crew. From there it took off and I was getting hits from every direction to write a book. I am thankful to Brandon for showing me how to work closely with a client and how to get my book out there. He has played a big part in my becoming an author. And Marty has been so encouraging. He is my number one fan and supporter.

Now, I am an Author with a publicist.(Thank you Cari for taking all of the headache work!) It has been slow coming, but I have quite a few books now., and have met some amazing people. So that's my story.

~~UPDATE~~ I know a few of you found out that I was diagnosed with cancer. Yes. Last February we found out that I had a very aggressive form of breast cancer. After just one Chemo treatment (That almost killed me.) I stopped all treatment and had a lumpectomy. My surgery was last July and by the grace of God, I am doing good today. I have to give credit for my life to God. It was him that got me through this with minimal treatment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my story. And thank you for supporting me. There are new books coming out every couple of months. Watch for a giveaway coming soon to my Facebook page!

Love you guys! Thank you all for your love and support.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Just released!

It was the summer of 1960, and Matt Scott was twelve years old. Like any young boy, he spent his days fishing and plundering the woods with his best friend, Luke. Life was simple living on his Papa's Black Angus farm in Northern Georgia. Little did he know that a childhood innocence would be lost that summer when he and Luke came face to face with what they had considered a tall tale, the Wood Booger.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

New Book Release

This book is my own personal story of my battle with breast cancer. This is an ongoing battle so there will be a book two, probably around the end of the year.

What do you do when you find the dreaded lump? This is my own personal journey through breast cancer. I will take you step by step into the life of a cancer patient. The confusion, the pain, and the tears when facing the unknown. Come along with me as we get the diagnosis, delve into treatments and learn about life after the fact.


The day dragged on. People came in and went out as Marty, and I sat. When my IV would drain down the nurse would come to mix more meds and hook it back up. At one point, the new meds had started, and about ten minutes into it I got one of the worst pains in the back of my neck and top of my shoulders. It was excruciating. I told Marty. And I had to shift around in my chair a bit, but it finally went away. The day drug on. At five o’clock most of the nurses were heading home for the day. I watched as they left out heading across the parking lot. (What I wouldn’t give for my life to be that normal again.) There were still about four in the room with us.

Everyone had left the chemo room now, but us. I was so tired of sitting! It was around seven when my last IV finished. I had sat there thinking just what amazing nurse’s theses were. I’m sure they all wanted to be home with their families. But they stayed there with us, to make sure that I was alright. I hope God blesses these ladies. It takes a special heart to do what they do. One of the nurses led us through the building and out the front door into the night. It was done. The drugs were in me. Now we would wait and see.