JD, Content Marketing
Mer is a novel after my own heart, full of beautiful locations, rich local history, magical moments, and a message that will make our world a better place. Melissa Fredericks has created a true page-turner for the young and old alike that will inspire us all to envision new possibilities.
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD
and Award-Winning Author of Arthur’s Legacy and Melusine’s Gift
Mer is that rare blend of young adult fantasy with an ecological and social heartbeat. Melissa has done a masterful job of relating tough topics through engaging characters. Mer is fun, factual, and forward thinking.
— Jordan Manos,
Director of Operations, Department of Veterans Affairs
Melissa has combined her work in the fields of education, diversity, equity, and inclusion to build a world that is representative of the Virgin Islands. Her attention to detail, use of local dialect, and tongue-in-cheek humor make this book a delight to read and share.
— Nicole Dyson,
Executive Secretariat, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Set in a paradise that is both familiar and unique, Mer unlocks little-known secrets of Virgin Islands history. This love letter to the Caribbean is a must read.
— Sharon Gaines Lee,
Author of TeTe the Colored Calico Cat Children’s Book Series
Melissa’s masterpiece Mer is a beautifully written junction of her heritage of rich local history, magical fiction, education, and inclusion. An enchanting journey with a deep message.
— Brigitta Hoeferle,
Master Trainer and Educator, Founder of the Success Patterns Movement
Mer will make you believe in mermaids and want to visit the Caribbean. It’s rare that a novel can blend magic, history, reality, and a message so seamlessly. I know you will enjoy every page.
— Patrick Snow,
Publishing Coach and International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur
Mer is swathed in the history, vernacular, and sheer beauty of the island where author Melissa Fredericks grew up. But don’t get too comfortable, lest you be swept away from your slumber by the very things the characters in this fantasy are forced to confront and overcome. The twists and turns of the fantasy Fredericks has woven will keep the reader prickly with anticipation from beginning to end.”
— Shaun A. Pennington,
Journalist and Founder of the VI Source Newspapers
Set in the enchanting paradise that I love and miss, Mer shares secrets of Virgin Islands history and invites you into the adventure. Mer is a must read.
— Irene Chang-Cimino,
Executive Director, Musician Treatment Foundation
A creative blend of Caribbean history and fantasy.
— William Leecan,
Podcaster and Producer