Author Melissa Davis

 

 

 

 

About the Author

 Born in Southern Illinois, Melissa Davis fell in love with reading from an early age, so much so that she started writing when she was in the second grade. From poetry, to short stories, she has a love for it all. When she was in high school she attended Illinois Summer School for the Arts at Illinois State University, which lead her to attend the university. After graduating with a Bachelors in Education, Melissa taught for several years until her children were born, allowing her to fulfill two dreams at once: motherhood and penning her first books.

 


 

The Legend of Secret Pass

Author: Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896267

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896274

eBook ISBN: 9781629896281

Genre: Animation/Adventure/Family/Movie Tie-in

Release Date 03/20/2017

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If his family had told him that he would one day be a legendary guardian of Secret Pass, Manu would have laughed in their faces. Guardian, ha! 

All twelve-year-old Manu wanted to do was off-road race with his truck Windflier. When a strange dark magic makes its way through the mesa, Manu finds himself surrounded by dust devils, thunderbirds, and a ragtag group of animals that are trying to make their way to Natocchue, a place that protects animals from the outside world. His family is harboring a deep secret that is filled with magic and mystery, one that Manu isn’t sure he is ready for, but the woman in the wind has chosen him to be the next guardian. 

When the sinister Calabar uses his mystical powers on Manu and his family, it is up to Manu to save the day. Will he be able to keep Calabar from stealing the magic song the woman in the wind has entrusted him with or will Calabar gain entrance to Natocchue and end life as they knew it?

 


 

Seed Krackers

The Legend of Hushama

Authors: Melissa Davis, Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895864

Paperback ISBN: 9781629895871

eBook ISBN: 9781629895888

Genre: Animation/True Animal Stories

Release Date 04/24/2017

Description:

Up, up, and away! Pani and Omo are off to a new adventure to seek out new life forms and most importantly, new food. When the starving pelican and seagull discover a colony of seed krackers, they had no idea how much their life would change. If they had not stopped on the small seed kracker island, they would never meet the amazing Cloud Dancer, Marama, who would lead them on the best adventure yet, to the legendary Hushma.

While on Hushma, the seed krackers and their newfound friends must help foil the plot of the rebel Komodo Dragons who want to bring chaos and discord to the peaceful land of Hushma.

 

 


 

Darwin

A Tortoise's Wish

Authors: Melissa Davis, Erik Daniel Shein

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895895

Paperback ISBN: 9781629895901

eBook ISBN: 9781629895918

Genre: Animated/True Animal Stories

Release Date 06/19/2017

Description:

Darwin, a Galapagos tortoise, was a tender-hearted romantic who saw the world as a wonderful place filled with love and laughter. The moment he laid eyes on Anima, he was infatuated with her beauty and grace. Even though he was very young, his heart told him that she was his one and only true love.

To the Galapagos islands inhabitants, Darwin a friendly giant tortoise represents the soul of their environment, a living monument to the power of life. To sustain his kind (Pinta Island Tortoises) his friends, a marine iguana named Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, Louie a comical crab, a blue penguin, a lava lizard, and Flash, the dolphin join forces to find his soul mate and perhaps more of his kind.

However, dark forces, who are led by an entity named Malos, would wreck their fragile environment, and prevent Darwin from being with his true love.


Thunder II

Footprints in the Sand

Authors: Melissa Davis & Erik Daniel Shein

Hardback ISBN: 978162896236

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243

eBook ISBN: 9781629896250

Genre: Middle Grad Animated/True Animal Stories

Release Date 03/06/2018

Description:

One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure… 

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargained for. He never expected to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace. 

 


Thunder III

Hope Haven

Authors: Melissa Davis & Erik Daniel Shein

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304

eBook ISBN: 9781629896311

Genre: Middle Grade Animated/True Animal Stories

Release Date 03/05/2019

Description:

A story of perseverance and courage…

Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than what he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.

 


Kona

A Dolphin's Quest

Authors: Melissa Davis & Erik Daniel Shein

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896830

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896847

eBook ISBN: 9781629896854

Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories

Release Date 10/10/2017

Description:

A tale of love and compassion. 

Kona loved everything about the ocean. The dolphin’s world was filled with interesting creatures and amazing colors that filled up every inch of space around her. When Kona was stolen from the only home she knows, she finds herself trapped inside four walls for the first time in her life. Her only friends are the rag-tag animals that scamper freely about the aquarium and Lily, an orca whale she can talk to through the tanks.   

Twelve-year old Melanie hates to see the wild dolphin stuck within the Oasis Aquarium in the hot Arizona sun. Melanie may be young, but she was wise enough to know dolphins did not belong in the desert. When she is given the chance to befriend Kona, she takes it in hopes that it will make Kona’s world a little better. If anyone can understand life with limitations, it is Melanie. After being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with a vengeance. When the Charlie’s Dream Foundation wants to make one of her dreams come true, Melanie decides she wants nothing more than to set Kona free.  

Will one girl’s love for a dolphin be enough to return her friend to the sea?

 

 


 

Rocket Hound

Authors: Melissa Davis & Erik Daniel Shein

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Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories

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Coming Soon

 


Young Adult


Spirited Series


 

Haunted Echoes

Spirited Book 1

Author: Melissa Davis

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896809

Paperback ISBN: 9781629896816

eBook ISBN: 9781629896823

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date 04/17/2017

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Description:

“Watch out!” Like a whisper on the wind, the warning seemed to circle around her. Abby turned to the sound, but as usual, nothing was there. Would it be too much to ask for just one place in the world where everything invisible could either be seen or completely unable to reach her? 

This was nothing new for Abby. Surrounded by spirits most of her life, Abby Marcelli had her fair share of hauntings. As a child, they were her imaginary friends, but at fourteen, she was ready to hand in the towel. From morning to night, the entities plagued her with icy cold fingers that only she seemed to feel. At home, things moved by unseen hands, appliances turned on and off, and voices bounced around the room. Abby tried her best to shut them out, but each day, they seemed to get louder. 

Home wasn’t the only place they lurked. The spirits were everywhere. Worst of all, they followed her to school like lost puppies begging for help until she had no choice but to answer them. In doing so, Abby had become the resident freak and target for the brat pack, who made it their mission to make her life a living hell. Each day, their attacks grew a little worse, and the walls began to close in around her. Her mom wasn’t any help. She was always working, and when she was home, she was always telling Abby to be normal. Not that Abby actually knew what normal was. 

When her attempts to find a moment of peace land her in unexpected circumstances, Abby’s world is turned upside down. Latching onto a light in the darkness, Hildebranch Academy, a school for spirited kids like her. Abby was hopeful that for once in her life, she wouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb.  

Will Hildebranch be everything she wants it to be? Would she learn how to tune out the voices, or would they follow her around for the rest of her life?

 


 

Shattered Dreams

Spirited Book 2

Author: Melissa Davis

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Genre: YA Paranormal

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A voice echoed in her mind. “Help me.”

“Here we go again.”

Another ghost, another challenge.

Life was never boring for someone as spirited as Abby. The troubled teen was starting to find comfort in the spirits that followed her around. Now that she had started to understand her abilities, Abby was more comfortable in her own skin. With new friends and a new school for teenagers like herself, Abby’s life was quickly changing.

As she returned to Hildebranch Academy, Abby was already nose deep in solving another mystery that haunted her every waking moment. When she found a mirror at a flea market, Abby had no idea what she was getting herself into as the spirit attached to it made his presence known. With her friends by her side, Abby must find the clues that will lead to where it all began.

Will the teens be able to solve his murder and bring two people back together?

 


 

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