Melissa Murgo’s “God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing” Was Displayed at the 2023 London Book Fair

A friend helps a playdate turn to God when his parents are on the verge of divorcing.

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God gave us feelings and He wants us to let them out

Melissa Murgos God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing was one of the insightful and entertaining books exhibited by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 London Book Fair. The book trade fair occurred at Olympia London, London, UK, last April 18-20, 2023.

God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing is a childrens book that delves into the process of parental divorce. It follows two kids named Joey and Tyler, children of divorce. Tylers parents are in the process of separation, and he is trying to cope. Joey, whose parents have divorced, takes to Tylers side and lets him open up about it to make him feel better.

The book features dialogues between the two boys, along with illustrations in which young readers can picture whats happening. So, the experience of reading the book is like watching friends talking. The author wants the book to be engaging for young readers to help them get the lesson right away.

Murgo created God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing to provide support and guidance to youngsters with parents in the process of divorce. Children are actually the ones that are greatly affected by separating parents. They tend to be placed in a parental love triangle that puts them in a position of choosing where they still lose. Divorce has affected a huge percentage of young people in America. These youngsters experience a change in behavior and a sudden detachment from what they used to love.

God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing features scriptures to help the coping kid with the Word of God. The spiritual inspirational passages will help those that are struggling with their dilemmas.

Readers can get a copy of God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing by Melissa Murgo on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing
Author| Melissa Murgo
Published Date| November 22, 2022
Publisher| Christian Faith Publishing
Genre| Children

Authors Biography
God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing, a heartfelt look into how to rely on ones faith while coping with the adjustments needed following divorce. God, Help! My Parents Are Divorcing is the creation of published author Melissa Murgo, who lives in Massachusetts with her three sons. Murgo is a dedicated hockey, football, and baseball mom. When shes not writing, she runs a trucking company and property management company with her family. She holds two BA degrees from Boston College and an MPA degree, and she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time at the beach with her boys

Melissa A. Little Consulting & Mediation Services Creates a Course on Talking with Children and Youth About Race

 As we near the end of Black History Month 2023, it is important to emphasize the significance of talking with young people about race. This includes telling young people about the many contributions and sacrifices that people of African descent have made to help shape the nation. Excluding these stories from a child’s education, perpetuates interpersonal bias and reinforces structural racism. For children of African descent, this form of exclusion can also be detrimental to their mental and emotional well-being.

To help adults become more knowledgeable about racism and its effects on young people, as well as how to have healthy race conversations with children and youth, Melissa A. Little, diversity, equity, and inclusion expert, offers a variety of services, including group trainings, facilitated workshops, and individual sessions. In her newly launched self-paced online course, “Protecting Our Children Together: Building a Positive Racial Identity in Children and Youth,” Little provides practical strategies for parents, educators, and caregivers to guide children towards developing a healthy racial identity. Little’s accompanying book, “Protecting Our Children Together: Minimizing the Psychological Harms of Racism,” is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to start conversations about race and racism in a positive and empowering way.

According to Little’s research, babies as young as six months can notice race-based differences. By the ages of two to four years old, children can internalize racial bias, and by age nine, children become more aware of how their racial group is perceived in American culture.

These statistics highlight the importance of starting conversations about race and racism with children from a young age. The earlier children develop a positive racial identity, the better equipped they will be to navigate the challenges of racism and discrimination. Little’s book and online course provide a valuable resource for parents, educators, and caregivers seeking to support children in developing a healthy racial identity as they grow and become more aware of racial hierarchies in society.

The course consists of modules such as “Why Talking with Children Early About Race Matters,” “Mental Health and Preventative Measures,” “Preparing Youth for Police Encounters,” and the importance of adults “Leading by Example” to cultivate a positive racial identity. This course is especially timely as the world marks Black History Month 2023 with the theme, Black Resistance. According to Little, “one form of resistance includes self-love and racial pride.” Building a healthy racial identity in children and youth is a powerful form of resistance, and this book and course provide valuable guidance to support this process.

Melissa A. Little is a certified diversity professional and the owner of Melissa A. Little Consulting & Mediation Services, LLC. She is also an attorney and mediator with extensive experience in anti-discrimination laws and compliance matters.

To learn more about the book and course, please visit

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Melissa Marks a Record 30 Billion Address Lookups in 2021

 Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today marked an unprecedented year of interest, growth, and expansion fueled in large part by the increased business focus on customer experience.Melissa’s industry leading products and services empower improved business communications, more profitable customer relationships, and competitive advantage – always critical to industries around the world and particularly as marketers face pandemic disruption and quickly evolving customer needs. The company capped off 2021 by reaching a milestone 30 billion North American address lookups throughout the year, the most in its 37-year history.

“Although it was another difficult year for many, 2021 brought even more attention to the almighty address,” said Greg Brown,Vice President, Global Marketing, Melissa. “As the world continued to adjust to life in a pandemic — shifting workplace options, new relocation opportunities, and ever-changing health and safety mandates — Melissa offered solutions that enabled companies to reach their audiences where they were, and achieved a record number of engagements in the process.”

With the Omicron variant wreaking havoc during the holiday season and beyond, Melissa tools enabled more organizations to take advantage of widespread e-commerce adoption. Businesses capitalized on timely, accurate order fulfillment and delivery, improving their customers’ experience and driving online shopping greater familiarity and wider acceptance.

Over the past year, Melissa extended its global reach by increasing sales and support for the company’s China business, reflecting the importance of rapidly expanding markets seeking data quality tools and services. As a responsible global company, Melissa put forth its Global Green initiative, a cohesive program of sustainable work practices implemented at its corporate locations across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and India.

Melissa earned several industry accolades including its second consecutive designation as a Niche Player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions for completeness of vision and ability to execute. The company, consistently recognized by G2 Crowd, was named a leader in its 2022 Grid Report for Data Quality and Address Verification.

To learn about Melissa products and services, or to connect with members of Melissa’s global intelligence team, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA.

About Melissa

Since 1985, Melissa has specialized in global intelligence solutions to help organizations unlock accurate data for a more compelling customer view. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa for full spectrum data quality and ID verification software, including data matching, validation, and enhancement services to gain critical insight and drive meaningful customer relationships. For more information or free product trials, visit or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772).

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Melissa Schaeffer to Succeed Scott Crocco as Air Products’ CFO


The transition will see Schaeffer assuming leadership responsibility for various aspects of Air Products’ worldwide financial organization―including Controllership, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Audit, and Shared Business Services. Schaeffer will report to Air Products’ Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi. 

Commenting on the transition, Ghasemi said, “Looking back over the past seven years of my tenure at Air Products, it is easy to see the deep and lasting impact Scott has had in driving Air Products to become the most profitable industrial gas company in the world. It has been a privilege to work alongside him each day, with his relentless focus on creating value for our shareholders through strong cash flows, strategic capital deployment, and consecutive dividend increases. Most recently, he has led our efforts to position the financing in readiness for the successful closing of the Jazan gasification and power project. Scott’s broader journey over more than three decades with Air Products, which started with him as a participant in the Career Development Program, shows that the opportunities for talented, motivated and committed individuals are limitless at Air Products.

“Now, as Air Products continues to pursue and win significant growth opportunities around the world, I am delighted Melissa is transitioning into the role. She brings tremendous leadership skills; deep, global experience across various aspects of Finance and business; and most importantly, a passion to be the best and to help everyone reach their full potential. I am confident she is the right person with the right skills to continue moving Air Products forward as the global leader providing solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental challenges,” Ghasemi added.  

Schaeffer joined Air Products in June 2016 as vice president, chief audit executive, responsible for leading the Company’s Audit team, executing proactive compliance monitoring activities, leading investigations, and the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program. In 2020, she was appointed vice president, Finance—GEMTE, Americas, Middle East, and India. This role includes financial responsibility for the Americas, the Company’s largest reporting segment, and accountability for financial controllership, financial planning, and analysis-based decision support of the Technology, Engineering, Project Execution, Procurement, Manufacturing, Construction and Start-up functions, as well as Equipment Sales and Plant Support, Liquefied Natural Gas technology and equipment, PRISM® Membrane Systems, Gardner Cryogenics and Rotoflow businesses. 

Prior to joining Air Products, Schaeffer held the position of global director, Internal Audit, at Trinseo. She was also employed for 10 years at Ernst & Young, and prior to that, was employed by Siemens, where she participated in a finance leadership development program. She holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Villanova University.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale carbon-free hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition.

The Company had fiscal 2020 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $65 billion. More than 19,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.