If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you’ve had an experience when you were in complete awe of God and you struggled to write about the supernatural in a natural-sounding way (go figure!). It can be challenging to write about a religious experience in a way that fits with…


In a few months I will publish my second book with New Degree Press (NDP). Here are four reasons why I’m using NDP for the second time.

Number one: the support. The team of editors, cover designers, and co-authors help make publishing possible. One of the statistics that…


I grew up in an affluent, conservative family in Atlanta, Georgia. I adopted my parents’ conservative political values, as well as their religious and social values. When my oldest sister, Caroline, started going to school, it became clear to my parents that she would thrive in a smaller classroom setting…


I stood talking on the phone outside of Washington Elementary, a public school in a low- to middle-income neighborhood of Washington, D.C. I worked with families at the school through a nonprofit organization called Grace House, and in my role as a Community Support Worker, I connected them with basic…

Mellie Napolitano

Catholic author; Public servant; Wife, mom, and middle-child peacemaker

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