Merrill J. Davies is a retired high school English teacher. After 31 years of teaching literature and composition, Davies began focusing on her own writing. She has published four novels: Becoming Jestina, Our Pebble in the Pond, The Truth About Katie, and The Welsh Harp. She is currently working on a fifth novel. Her latest book, Branches of Love, is a collection of devotional poetry. Davies enjoys spending time with family and friends and is active in Rome Toastmasters, Rome Area Writers, and First Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia.
Atlanta Writers Club Inspirational Writing
Listen to a panel of talented Atlanta Writers Club members as they discuss their newest inspirational and spirituality titles. Distinguished panelists include Merrill Davies, April Love-Fordham, and Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu.
After nearly thirty years traveling as a sales and marketing professional, Mike went back to school and has since enjoyed a dozen years preaching, teaching, coaching, and writing. He and Connie, his wife of over forty years, retired into their current home outside Newnan, Georgia. They have two sons and five awesome grandchildren.
Branches Of Love: Devotional Reflections
Branches of Love: Devotional Reflections is a collection of poems which were written as an exercise in spiritual growth for the author. During the 2018 Lenten season, Davies committed to reading the Bible passage and comments provided and then writing a short poem each day. The practice continued on until the middle of June, at which time there were over 120 poems. After revising and editing them, the author has grouped them into similar purposes or themes. In addition to providing the passages from which she got the poems, she has provided information about the techniques used to create each poem.