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Author Melanie Wells

Melanie Wells began her writing career by telling lies on the playground. An accomplished fiddle player (she went to SMU on a music scholarship), she is the author of the critically acclaimed Dylan Foster series of psychological thrillers: When the Day of Evil Comes, The Soul Hunter, and My Soul to Keep (Waterbrook/Multnomah, a Division of Random House). Melanie holds two masters degrees and is a licensed psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is the founder and director of The LifeWorks Group, P.A., a collaborative, creative community of psychotherapists (, with offices in Dallas and Ft. Worth. She lives in Dallas with her dog, Gunner, who wishes she would not spend so much time at her computer. Fun fact: Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen have both signed her fiddle case.

My Soul to Keep, the third and best Dylan Foster thriller, again demonstrates Melanie Wells' wit, intelligence and knack for telling a swiftly paced, complex story. Through a wonderful nework of plots and sub-plots -- and the ruminations of the ever-complicated Dr. Foster -- the novel reveals the helplessness and fierce love at the heart of parenting, as well as the way that each of us is responsible for children, our own, and others. Wells takes kids seriously -- their fears, their vulnerabilities, their spiritual wisdom and resiliency. Written with passion, a good dose of humor and, dare I say, soul, this novel reminds us that we all, with grace and good fortune, bumble our way toward salvation.
-K.L. Cook, award-winning author of The Girl from Charnelle

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