Mel Childs was born in St. Louis, Missouri but now resides in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. She moved to Georgia to attend college at Spelman College and loved it so much that she decided to call Georgia home. At Spelman College, she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Caribbean and Latin American history.
History is her first love, but recently, Mel has turned her attention to book writing and film. She has recently published a paranormal romance novel called The Vital Sacrifice in which she develops a main character that introduces a new interpretation of the Western concept of ‘the genie;’ a concept originally introduced to the West by Antoine Galland in the 19th century in his translation of One Thousand and One Nights. Her ultimate dream is to become a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction books and to become a documentary writer and filmmaker. She is currently the managing blog editor for a local film organization called ‘Women in Film and Television Atlanta’ and developing her career as a screenwriter.
Her history topic of interest with Ancient Origins centers on Caribbean and Latin American themes but her love of history itself allows her to venture into various topics.