At the age of ten, while on a school field trip to a local museum, Merrie P. Wycoff saw a colossal statue of Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was instantly mesmerized, and so was born her passion for Egypt, its history, and its ancient people. That passion has stayed with her from her growing-up years through today, fueled by her long-ago vow to write Akhenaten’s story. Now, with the publication of Shadow of the Sun, she has fulfilled that vow.
In addition to a B.A in Public Relations, an M.A. in Metaphysical Studies, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion, Merrie is in the process of finishing her Egyptology Certificate with the University of Manchester in Great Britain. But she feels that perhaps the most important part of her education was her time spent with Abd'El Hakim Awyan, a recognized Elder and Indigenous Egyptian Wisdom Keeper of the Eye Tribe and Keeper of the Keys, whom she met on one of her visits to Egypt. Her studies with him taught her things that could not be learned from books, invaluable teachings of ritual, magic, and history, all of which she has put to good use in this book, and in her personal life.
Merrie resides in Colorado with her family, close to the majesty and the magic of the Rocky Mountains. There she follows her dual calling as a Vibrational Healer and writer. Shadow of the Sun is her first novel.