Susan Segovia-Munoz was born in Los Angeles, California. The Sweet Melissa Memoir Series is her first project. It is a series about overcoming adversity. It is the author's personal story of self-destruction. Learning from the bottom up and always the hard way, things are finally starting to develop a shine of their own. The author tells all, including many humiliating experiences. She leaves nothing out. From a homeless junkie to a law abiding drug-free citizen, this author is working hard to show that anything is possible and that it is her "Time to Shine!" She enjoys writing, photography (both in front and behind the camera), painting, and learning something new each day. She hopes to give inspiration and hope to the addict and the family members of the addict. Her story contains may triggers and may not be suitable for the newly recovered.