Roman’s perspective of the world was colored, literally, different, yet his outlook was unfazed.
Melissa Franckowiak is currently an MFA student and writes for Traffic East magazine in Buffalo, NY. Her short fiction piece, The Very Pertinent News of Gabriel Vincent DeVil, recently placed in the 86th Annual Writer's Digest Literary Fiction Awards. Melissa set goals in early childhood to be a best-selling novelist and physician. She writes thrillers as Melissa Crickard. The daughter of an English and a Science teacher, Melissa attended Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Buffalo, and after being awarded two Bachelor’s degrees in Physical Therapy and Chemistry, she advanced toward her M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, going on to become a diplomat of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is the mother of two children, the owner of a chatty Panama Amazon parrot, and a lover of all things outdoors. How Do You See Me is a personal narrative of her determination to address her son Roman’s color deficiency with compassion.