An Interview with Author Melvin L. Williams

Author Melvin L. Williams

Melvin L. Williams is a prolific Author, Veteran, and Motivational Speaker who currently dwells and creates in Alexandria, Virginia. Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, the initial spark of ingenuity entered his life early on and has stayed with him ever since. Currently, Melvin possesses a B.S. in Biology and a License in Massage Therapy. Additionally, Melvin is the author of the poetry book entitled, “A Man of His Word.” He may have seen some rough times in his life, but that has only strengthened his dedication to the art of words and inspiring others. In November 2014, he received remission from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When he’s not writing, Melvin enjoys being in the great outdoors. Whether he’s bicycling or fishing, Mother Nature brings him great solace.

●Where are you from?
Beaumont TX

● Why do you write?
It’s quite therapeutic and a simple pleasure to master being a
wordsmith. The art of writing resonates human emotions from your
imagination and brings peace to one’s spirit.

● What do you write about?
I don’t have a specific genre or set of topics to draw inspiration. I use
My dreams to paint the picture and characters.

● What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Distractions and bills (the worry more than the amount)

● How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since age seventeen. Most of my earlier works were
poetry and shorts stories

● When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
It started in high school while working on a creative book project
called “Mirrors,” a collective of the most creative art, poetry, and
prose in our school.

● What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I find inspiration from midnight to 2AM

● Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Never stop writing and don’t judge yourself so harshly. Designate at
least one hour every day at the same time to write at least 500 words.

● Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
Embrace the many Easter eggs hidden in the series to understand the
character flaws embedded within each of us.

About the book: Inspired by his great uncle’s stories, a prophetic healer with mysterious practices, Michael Gallen has devoted his life to the study of medicine. And not just modern medicine, but a plethora of diverse methods and homeopathic healing. His greatest desire in life is to cultivate the perfect recipe to cure chronic disorders and ailments. But the Herb Doctor has a secret, a strange and unheard-of methodology to cure his clients. And yet, his clients don’t seem to care that they don’t know the components of his recipe. They don’t take responsibility for their ailments or their respective therapeutics. The only thing that they care about is the results.

As the Herb Doctor ventures further into his career, he explores the world of holistic health and finds himself encountering many strange and complex cases. Five of his most challenging clients become the subject of a fascinating novel. And he continues to utilize his experiences with such clients. As he does his enigmatic works, he balances his life and work. And while his family and friends are all impressed by his blossoming career, they all wonder what the secret behind his success is…

“A Pinch of Salt: On the Edge of Apprehension” is a fantastical and intense work from the brilliant mind of M.L. Williams. It speaks not only to those fans of Science Fiction but also dramatics and those who enjoy mysterious fiction.

Read his other interview here


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