Those Were the Days
Those Were the Days
By Merikay McLeod

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Merikay McLeod’s writing career began to crystalize during her junior year of academy—the year at Grand Ledge Academy upon which she bases this book. She went on to work at Pacific Press® Publishing Association as an assistant book editor; as an editor at Santa Clara University; as a reporter, columnist, and feature writer for The Union Democrat newspapers and for the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Press Democrat newspaper. She holds a BA in professional writing from San Jose State University, an MA in Sociology and Women’s Studies, and an MA in spirituality from Santa Clara University.

            Merikay has won numerous awards including Woman of the year (2006) from the Association of Adventist Women, and first place in the 2006 National Federation of Press Women competition for news writing in a daily newspaper.

            Her freelance writing has been published in many Seventh-day Adventist periodicals as well as Good Housekeeping, the Seattle Times Sunday Supplement, Mother Earth News, Campus Life, and Sunday Digest, as well as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Digest, Unity Magazine, Family Digest, MS, Student Lawyer, Executive Female Digest, Scholastic New Trails and other national and regional publications.

            Merikay lives with her husband Al in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.