As the editor-in-chief at Two Drops of Ink, Marilyn wants to encourage other writers to share their creativity and talents. She believes in the power of words and knows that how something is said is just as important as what is said.
Her focus at Two Drops of Ink is to provide readers with posts that entertain, educate, and enchant them with memoir, fiction, writing advice, punctuation problems, grammar shorts, and poetry.
Editing, revising, finding the bones, and taking the time to develop posts with writers is something she enjoys, because she understands that Two Drops of Ink is a collaborative effort, and that takes teamwork.
A recovery curriculum author with 30 years of abstinence-based recovery, she advocates for and writes to the addicted population. Her recovery curriculum, Therapeutic Integrated Educational Recovery System (TIERS) offers time-tested exercises for healing. It was used in the award-winning recovery home she opened for women in 1990, as well as Accountability Courts and other recovery homes.
Closing the house in 2011, gave her the opportunity to spread the message that recovery works to a larger audience online. Her other blog, From Addict 2 Advocate explores addiction, recovery, making positive changes, and codependency.
Her primary focus is writing so that more addicts and their families can end their struggles with addiction. She does this through reflective writing, memoir, and sharing her darkest moments so that those still suffering from addictions can know a person who got out of the vicious cycle.
She hopes that through her writing, she encourages the addicted population to make changes and become the best person they can be.
Marilyn is a regular guest writer at The Sober World and Keys to Recovery Newspaper.
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Marilyn was given the Hero Award in 2017 for her writing on Facebook pages about addiction and recovery. Her passions for writing, recovery, and helping others means that collaboration works for any type of blog.
In 2016, the Friends of Recovery Book Reviewers group awarded her “Best Addiction Writer” of the year.
She is excited that her words may help another recover.
In 2008, Brenau University created the Marilyn Davis Community Service Learning Award: an ongoing award given to individuals advocating for mental health, wellness, and recovery.
In 2010, she was awarded the Liberty Bell Award by the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, given to non-attorneys for contributions to the criminal justice system and communities.
She began advocating for rehabilitation rather than incarceration for non-violent offenders in 1990 and continues to provide treatment services in her job as Program Director at a men’s facility in Georgia.