Mount Vernon Avenue is a book about a historical area in Columbus, Ohio called Mount Vernon Avenue. This book details the personal accounts of individuals who had the opportunity to visit the area and what they recall from their many visits there. These individuals range from the ages of 30 to 99 years of age. The information they divulge includes music, The Cameo, parades, Woolworth stores, meeting Robert Kennedy, and tutoring sessions. The book coincides with some of what past artist, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, displayed in her artwork. Her artwork graced the Columbus Metropolitan Library in downtown Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, and other places in the city. This literary work brings to life her artwork in the form of words with explainations of the people, culture, and different activities that took place there.
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About the Author
Melica Niccole was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and now resides in New Jersey. She developed a fondness of writing and creating things at an early age. Writing was a creative expressive technique that she used to talk about various subject matters such as relationships, domestic violence, friendships, and more. These subject matters were mainly expressed in the form of poetry. After graduating from college, Melica sought to be a published author. Although Melica did not become a published author right after her undergraduate work at Otterbein, the drive and determination within her stayed the same. She has performed in front of audiences at The National Black Book Festival, The Ohio State University, Laughin & Loungin, Writing Wrongs Poetry open mic events, Newark Public Library, and other places around the country. Her hard work finally paid off in August of 2010 when she released her first book titled, "Dead Wrong." Melica has a Master's Degree in Health Services/Business and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). Currently, she works with individuals with Developmental Disabilities and has over 10 years of experience in the Human Services field. Her activities include mentoring youth, managing a quarterly newsletter, and supporting local companies with planning and implementing effective programming. Melica loves living outside the box and creating new and exciting things. She believes that anything is possible with passion and determination.