Melinda Priebe is an author and artist who lives in South Bend, Indiana, with her supportive loving husband. Even as a young child Melinda would allow her imagination to soar to the point where she would suddenly have ideas for stories and then sharing them with anyone who would listen. Then a traumatic brain injury caused her to lose her artistic talent and storytelling ability.
Melinda Priebe has miraculously regained her art and writing talent. She also has healed from other traumas and has found closure to the death of her 13-year-old daughter. Melinda’s mission is to bring hope to others through her writing and art work and have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
Johnny’s Safe Place: A True Story
This essential book on basic safety needs to be shared with every child. Johnny Loves the Library teaches children what to do when they are separated from a parent or adult. It also helps spark a love of books and interest in libraries and their benefits.
My Inner Studio: God’s Restoration Of A Writer’s Mind After Great Loss
My Inner Studio is a short memoir and study showing you a glimpse into Melinda’s mind. Once there, you will discover areas she calls her studio and garden. You will find what inspires her art and where she gets her writing ideas.You will briefly read what it felt like for Melinda to suddenly lose her art and writing talent and the steps it took to walk towards restoration. You will also witness how Melinda moved forward when life events could have killed her or made her a bitter woman. It also helps answer the questions like why God allows trauma in the world.My Inner Studio has been known to fill individuals with faith and hope and encourage them to obtain their own emotional healing and physical restoration and the wisdom to adapt to the events that couldn’t be changed.
Melinda uses Bible verses throughout her short memoir and study. Her favorite Bible verse is, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
A Walk Through The Zoo: With Fun Animal Facts
All children love trips to the zoo! Families like to make a day of visiting thee zoo with their kids. This book walks you and your children through the zoo with beautiful illustrations. There is also a fun game they can play as they read. This is a wonderful gift for your children and other young family members and friends. Your children will want to read it over and over!