Melissa Clark is an author, television writer and college instructor. She is the author of the novels, “Bear Witness,” “Swimming Upstream, Slowly,” and “Imperfect”. Her essay, “Rachael Ray Saved My Life” is included in the anthology “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage.” She is also the creator of the animated television series, “Braceface,” starring the voice of Alicia Silverstone which aired on the ABC Family Channel. She has written scripts for “Rolie Polie Olie,” “Totally Spies,” “Sweet Valley High,” among others. Melissa teaches creative writing and literature courses both privately and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
Published by Sparkpress on April 7th 2015
Genres: Fiction, General, Young Adult, Girls & Women, Law & Crime, Social Issues
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What if you witnessed the kidnapping of your best friend? This is when life changed for 12-year old Paige Bellen. Just three years after her friend Robin s kidnapping and murder, Paige is expected to continue on with life as usual. Now, with her closest friend out of the country, a messy relationship with Robin s boyfriend, and a family that handles her with kid gloves, Paige isn t sure if she ll ever be able to move forward in life. "Bear Witness" explores the aftermath of a crime in a small community and what it means when tragedy colors the experience of being a young adult."
The book Bear Witness is an incredibly fast read. It is only 141 pages and I read it in one sitting. It only took me two-three hours of my life, and afterwards I felt like I had just been through a traumatic event. I felt like I needed a hug. Paige’s friend Robin […]