Susan Segovia-Munoz was born in Los Angeles, California. The Sweet Melissa memoir series, is her personal story of her lifelong struggle with substance abuse, addiction, and then her final recovery. The author now lives a drug-free life, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. The series brings to light how quickly one can get sucked into a life of self-destruction, and how difficult it is to escape. The author's main goal is to help, educate, and to inspire others. She wants to give hope to the family members and friends of an addict that change is indeed possible. With hard work, the support of loved ones, and a clear mind, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished.