|Publisher:||New Creation Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)|
About the Author
Her poems, short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Cafe Review, Ledge Magazine, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Stolen Island Review. Three of her poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She is a 2013 recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from St. Botolph Club Foundation of Boston.
Robin is also a performance/slam poet who has competed at the national level. She has her MFA from Stonecoast and frequently leads creative writing workshops for writers of all levels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Gretchen Jawurek for Readers' Favorite Okay, admit it, you have done it, we have all done it at least once, you know what I mean; getting talked into signing up with one of those direct sales companies by a shiny, glamorous woman while dollar signs danced in your head. We are just like Darcy in Grace Space: A Direct Sales Tale. We are doing what we are supposed to, we've never gotten into trouble, we have achieved good grades and got our degree, yet we are not living our dream life or working at our dream job. That is the moment when they swoop in and talk to you about making money and helping others. That is what happened to Darcy. She was working a table server job and living at home, trying to catch up on her debt. Tally, a fellow table server, invites her to a celebration, which is really a home party, and that is where she meets Lisa. Darcy agrees to become a consultant after hearing about all the money that can be made. You can imagine what happens after that. It all starts to go downhill from there. Darcy ends up putting in money, but not making any money in return. The people are not what they profess to be at all. One misadventure happens after another, but it all turns out right in the end. The takeaway is if that still small voice inside your head is speaking, then listen to it. Your instincts are usually right so trust them. I sat down and read this book all the way through nonstop. I love the way Ms. Merrill writes, in a friendly casual way as if she is speaking to you as a friend. She drew me in after the first few sentences. I found myself thinking, "Oh, I can relate to that." She is like a friend you meet in church, with whom you swap stories. I would recommend this book to all those who are trying to live their dream life and all those who like inspiring stories.