I started a series of books to help teens and pre-teens learn more about history and have more fun at the same time. Then I had the pleasure of having an intern named Molly Force, work with me last summer and create her own book. It went a step further. She created 30 unique stories about past and present icons who emulate positive values and, serendipitously, have commonalities with one another. So, for example, there is Anne Hathaway, who became a Jew similar to Anne Frank. Hathaway similarly is very compassionate as was Frank.
It’s been very eye-opening to see the many and unique commonalities between two seemingly different icons, one from the past, the other from the present. It just shows you that life is filled with strange and interesting quirky connections between people. Who knows? You might find once you read one or all of these books, you too will have some unique connections with those we write about. So here’s a list of the current books:
- History Mashups: From Shakespeare to Stephen King
- History Mashups: From Marie Antoinette to Madonna
- History Mashups: From Sleep Beauty to Beyonce
- History Mashups: From Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter
- History Mashups: From Princess Grace to Princess Kate
What are People Saying About the Mashups?
This encourages one to consider the world in a more profound and historical manner. – Dan Kaplan
Mash-tastic – J. Linson
Not surprised this one is on the bestsellers list. It was a great read. – P. Benson, Top 1000 Reviewer
About the Mashups
The mashup has existed for ages though the term only became fashionable in the past decade. Its recent, renewed popularity in the entertainment and technology industries proves blending the tried-and-true with innovation is a successful means to communicate with the masses. Literature is no exception. Take Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Need we say more?
Author Melissa G. Wilson has breathed new life into the art form with Masters Mashup. Her books dive into and dissect the uncanny parallel lives, for example, in the book Shakespeare to Stephen King, of the King of Sonnets and the King of Horror and proposes fascinating mashups using several of their own masterpieces.
What do William Shakespeare and Stephen King, born hundreds of years apart, have in common? You may be surprised.
Discover shared themes, interesting influences, eerie connections and key turning points in their careers. Looking for a juicy scandal? You get that, too. Wilson discusses several controversial incidents, debauchery and the dark matters each master wrestled with.
This is the exciting introduction into the Mashup series. I have written fifteen books, including Networlding, which held a #10 Amazon spot for an entire year. Through my organization, Networlding Publishing, I provide a comprehensive service for thought leaders who want to create breakthrough books, self-published or published traditionally. This site represents my passion to help pre-teens and teens get better starts in life. To this end, ALL the proceeds from the Mashup Series goes to paid internships and programs that support this effort.