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Mel Childs

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 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.  She has also published a Law of Attraction book called The Missing LInk in which she discusses how to get the hardest part of manifestation - the ‘Believe and Receive’ phase – to work in your favor.  

Mel is a  full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction books and is working on becoming a screenwriter and a documentary maker.   

Website: https://mlchildswriter.com/writing-services/history-writing-research/

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Painting of a ghostly looking woman. (Public Domain) Rose Hall, the estate house of a former sugar plantation, in Jamaica.

Annie Palmer, The White Witch of Rose Hall

One time I was down to Jamaica to a place called Rose Hall Plantation …A lady named Annie Palmer who lived in that great house there …Well they tell a lot of tales about Annie They say she had three...
Medieval Tunnel Found Under Poland’s Famous Ducal Castle In Szczecin

Medieval Tunnel Found Under Poland’s Famous Ducal Castle In Szczecin

According to The First News, researchers have discovered a secret tunnel underneath the Ducal Castle in Szczecin, Poland. The researchers made this discovery after exploring Nazi-era passages built...
Dashwood Mausoleum: Final Resting Place for Family of Hell Club Founder

Dashwood Mausoleum: Final Resting Place for Family of Hell Club Founder

Prominently sitting atop a hill in West Wycombe, United Kingdom, is an unusually shaped building called the Dashwood Mausoleum. This open-top, hexagonal structure houses the remains of the Dashwood...
Lan Na Kingdom palace remains have been uncovered in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Source: Thai PBS

Lan Na Kingdom Palace Uncovered in Thai Prison Demolition

During the demolition of a correctional center in Chiang Mai, Thailand , workers discovered what was once a palace structure. Now, below the site of Chiang Mai’s Women’s Correctional Center, a...
Someries Castle: Ruined Manor Of English Soldier Sir John Wenlock

Someries Castle: Ruined Manor Of English Soldier Sir John Wenlock

Although very grand, Someries Castle is not really a castle; rather, it is a manor house. It is believed that the estate was purchase by Sir John Wenlock from William de Someries sometime in the...
New Digital Map Gives Fresh Details About The Ancient City Of Pergamon

New Digital Map Gives Fresh Details About The Ancient City Of Pergamon

The German Archaeological Institute has just released detailed updated digital maps of the ancient city of Pergamon (also known as Pergamum). For the first time since 1973, the new cartography...
A view of Nuragic complex of Palmavera

Nuraghe Palmavera: Examining the Legends of a Mysterious Civilization

In the 1930s, archaeologists uncovered the remains of megalith limestone structures believed to have belonged to the civilization of the Nuragic people. Known as ‘nuraghe’, these are the primary...
The abbey gateway at the now ruined Reading Abbey in a Paul Sandby oil painting from 1808. Source: Public domain

Reading Abbey: Ruins Are A Reminder of Medieval Religious Strife

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his...
Ruins of the Tribal Nanzhao Culture Recently Uncovered

Ruins of the Tribal Nanzhao Culture Speak of Buddha

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient temple complex dating back to a society once subjugated by the Tang Dynasty - the state of Nanzhao. Researchers found the words "Buddha sarira enshrined by...
Warty Pig Cave Painting Discovered in Indonesia is a Game Changer

Warty Pig Cave Painting Discovered in Indonesia is a Game Changer

A team of archaeologists researching in Indonesia have come across what they think is the world’s oldest cave painting. The image has now been found to date back 45,500 years, older than any other...
Romulus and Remus placed in the river

Romulus and Remus, Osiris and Moses: Are the Storytelling Similarities a Mere Coincidence?

The stories of Romulus and Remus, Osiris, and Moses all share a common element. Why is it that the overarching theme surrounding ancient people and the start of their legacy is a male floating down...
Pirate ship on the open sea at sunset. Representative image of the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Blackbeard and his Infamous Pirate Ship, Queen Anne's Revenge

“So our Heroe, Captain Teach, assumed the Cognomen of Black-beard, from that large Quantity of Hair, which, like a frightful Meteor, covered his whole Face, and frightened America more than any Comet...
Anansi

Anansi – Deity or Storybook Trickster?

Most have probably heard of the Anansi tales from their childhood such as the one about how the pig got his snout. In this tale, in order for Anansi to get out of paying a debt to the pig, he dupes...
Viracocha (GENZOMAN /Deviant Art), Mama Killa, (GENZOMAN /Deviant Art) and Inti.

Viracocha’s ‘Sweat and Tears’ – Three Supreme Deities of the Incan Religion

Every year, the people of Peru host an elaborate celebration in the city of Cuzco at the time of the summer solstice. This festival is known as Inti Raymi – the Festival of the Sun. To spectators,...
Path entrance to Machu Picchu. The bridge can be removed to prevent access by enemies.

The Secret Bridge to Peru’s Most Legendary City, Machu Picchu

“A devoted professor of archeology who suddenly finds himself in the far reaches of the earth trying to uncover some of the worlds’ oldest and most precious artifacts” certainly sounds like something...
Caves of Loltun, Mexico

Loltun Cave Art and Precious Clues to the Lost Mayan Civilization

There is a kid’s poem written by Jean Marzollo that begins: “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” It goes on speak about the challenges and wonders of Columbus’s voyage to...

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