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She Survived: Melissa

M. William Phelps, Melissa Schickel

ISBN 9780786034567
Publish Date 12/30/2014
Format ePub
Categories True Crime, Kensington Ebooks

Fighting for her life . . .

A few days before her 26th birthday, Melissa Schickel returned to her Indianapolis home and went to bed. An hour later, she was yanked from her dreams into terror. An intruder held her down, brutally beating and stabbing her.

Melissa fought fiercely. The assailant fled, leaving her to face a long road to recovery from deep-seated fear and post-traumatic stress. She tells her exclusive true story as part of a compelling narrative by bestselling crime expert M. William Phelps. Her strength and courage will inspire all women with similar experiences to think of themselves proudly as survivors—not victims.

“Phelps clearly shows how the ugliest crimes can take place in the quietest of suburbs.” —Library Journal on Never See Them Again

“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.”—New York Post

“Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience.” —Suspense Magazine

About M. William Phelps:

Serial killer expert, lecturer and acclaimed investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of 26 nonfiction books and a serial killer thriller, The Dead Soul.

Winner of 2008 New England Book Festival Award for I’ll Be Watching You, and the Excellence in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his Connecticut Magazine article “Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone,” Phelps has appeared on CBS’s “Early Show,” The Discovery Channel, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today Show,” “The View,” TLC, BIO, History Channel, Geraldo At Large, Oxygen’s “Snapped,” “Killer Couples,” and “Captured,” USA Radio Network, Catholic Radio, ABC News Radio and Radio America, which calls him “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer.”

He’s written for the Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, Connecticut Magazine, and the New London Day. Profiled in such noted publications as Writer's Digest, NY Daily News, Newsday, Albany Times-Union, Hartford Courant, and NY Post, Phelps has also consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community and can be reached at his author Website, www.mwilliamphelps.com.

Look for Phelps’s television series on Investigation Discovery, “Dark Minds,” focusing on his travels investigating unsolved serial killer cases—with one remarkable twist: Phelps uses a killer on the inside (in the fashion of Silence of the Lambs) to help him along the way! Check local listings. Also see Phelps on the smash hit Investigation Discovery long-running series “Deadly Women.”


About Melissa Schickel:

Melissa Schickel was just 25 when she survived a near-fatal attack by a violent criminal. Today she works as a paralegal. She enjoys attending hockey games, comedy shows, and taking her Dalmatian mix and gray and black Catahoula Leopard/Blue Heeler mix for walks. She lives in the Midwest and hopes to one day become a fulltime comedy writer.

Melissa shows her compassion for animals through her support of Pals for Paws, a dog rescue group powered by an all-volunteer staff who are passionate about improving the lives of pets in their community. To honor Melissa’s courage in sharing her story in this book, Kensington Publishing Corp. has made a donation to this organization. To learn more, to foster or adopt a dog, or to make a donation of your own, please contact: palsforpawsinc.com


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