finding restoration in the brokenness

I've always had this vision of telling my story. Being able to make a difference in the world.

For a few years I thought my story would be of traveling solo, and my experiences as a soloventurer. How I would share about all the places I went while being stationed in Germany.

But as I continued to write for fun, I realized a more important story needing to be shared by me. A story of grief. Grief of a life I had planned to have. Grief of a healthy marriage. Grief of a literal life altogether. The toll addiction places on a family, and the closure that can come with time.

On July 10th, 2021 I’ll be pre-releasing the first chapter of a book I’ve been working on.

I share about my story. My own darkness within, but also that of my late husband.

My hope is that it leaves you with a new perspective on addiction and forgiveness. Maybe it’ll bring the push you needed to make a change in your own life, or showing more empathy towards those that surround you. I hope this book, a piece of my story, makes an impact in your life for the better.

UPDATE [Jan 16, 2022] I'm doing one final pre-sale order date. Everything is ready to bulk order, so all orders made before end of day Wednesday, January 19th will be receiving a signed copy and personalized note from me! All orders from January 20th moving forward will be delivered directly to the customer receiving the order.

A Series of Flashbacks:

Darkness Within

by Melissa Anne

I’ll be pre-releasing a chapter on July 10th, 2021.

That marks the three year deathversary.

Pre-orders begin Jul 10th.

If you’re able to support, I appreciate it immensely.
If you aren’t able, a quick re-share and a request for others to re-share would also be wonderful.

My goal is $3200 to help me pay for the ISBN, preorder of physical copies, paying for an editor, and help towards bills as I finish everything up.

For those able to donate $40 or more, I’ll send a physical copy with a personalized note once the books are printed as a huge thank you.

You can make the donation private, just add your email so I can reach out to get a good address to mail it to.

Your support means the world to me.

much love,

Melissa Anne




Let’s get in touch! Email me at

Melissa Cross
PO Box 6261
Chandler, AZ 85246

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