Now a best-selling author and speaker, Melissa Moore endured an early, intimate encounter with the heart of darkness. Her father, Keith Jesperson, was a serial killer who murdered at least eight women while Moore was a child. Working through the shame, guilt and despair that followed his arrest enabled her to create a five-part program to emotional freedom: Watch the storm; heal your heart, open your mind; leverage your power; and elevate your spirit.
By Melissa Moore with Michele Mastrisciani
September; Rodale; $26
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.