“Regrets, Love, Sex, and Life Lessons” by Melissa Owens

“Regrets, Love, Sex and Life Lessons” by Melissa Owens is a blend of bristling, real-life short stories chock full of prudent life lessons and guidance. The narration starts with an emotional recount of the author’s health journey in and out of psychiatric hospitals due to the euphoric and unusually irritable effects of her bipolar disorder condition. Her mental agitations would cause her tormenting problems and a break from reality for a long time. In one of the psychiatric hospitals, she meets a man whose interests and chemistry are undeniably beatific, but the relationship is short-lived when a tragic occurrence happens. … More “Regrets, Love, Sex, and Life Lessons” by Melissa Owens

“A Black Woman’s Journey” by Melissa Owens

“A Black Woman’s Journey” is a bracingly candid memoir written by Melissa Owens. Here, Owens invites readers into the most intimate parts of her life as she writes about her tumultuous childhood, relationships, and the mistakes and choices she made in the past. Free flowing yet meticulously articulated, the text allows readers to see through the writer’s vulnerabilities including the unfortunate effects of lacking a strong father figure in her childhood, a factor that influenced some of her decisions in relating with the opposite gender as she grew up. … More “A Black Woman’s Journey” by Melissa Owens