Melissa Fredericks is a former first, middle, and high school teacher. A native US Virgin Islander, Melissa received the inspiration for Mer from a dream she had about meeting mermaids in Victorian dress. The novel infuses Melissa’s passion for Victorian fashion, US Virgin Island history, and personal family history into a single riveting tale.
Melissa has a Bachelor’s in Communications from DePauw University and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Virgin Islands. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is a licensed financial advisor and serves the online community of her local church.
This presentation was done at several schools on the island of St. Thomas. It was a joint effort between Melissa Fredericks and Tiffany L. Warren.