Writing The Book Sandra’s Syndrome with Mark Merkley

July 25, 2022

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Mark Merkley about his upcoming book Sandra’s Syndrome   and how he has had to overcome his own prejudices within religion.

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What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How religion can shape your biases.
  • How writing a book can create change.
  • How to become aware of you prejudices.

Quotes:

“She asked me, who is the antagonist in your book? And I responded religion.I don’t think it is too far go to say that religions have been the greater, culprit for bias and prejudice, racially, homophobically, and many other social issues.” (6:49)

“I hope that what my book will do in some way is say to people, no, we really need to take a look at how religions teach, how they expose this prejudice and bias to people.” (9:20)

“People will understand that we do hold a bias and a prejudice towards people because we just think this isn’t right. You know, God would never do this.” (13:32)

About Mark Merkley:

Mark Merkley is an author and retired university instructor. He has a MA and BA in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication from Brigham Young University. Mark was trained formally as a technical writer and has recently delved into the world of creative writing. He believes that humor within creative storytelling possesses greater emotional opportunity to provide readers personal understanding of characters and their experience with complex issues.

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About Sandra’s Syndrome:

Sandra is a Mormon girl, but this story is not about Mormons. It is about an explosive secret, racial bigotry, superstition, and bias toward uncommon people-a mixture with the power to transform humanity.

Sandra’s Syndrome gives readers a beloved heroine at a time when humankind needs one like never before. June 8, 1978, a historic date for an entire church that attempted to end racism. For Sandra, it was the first day of battle to end separation and segregation for all special children of God … and you won’t believe the miraculous conclusion.

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