This story was told to Anthony Weathers years ago. Upon hearing it, he felt
compelled to write a story based on these tragic, true events. Why Ruin Another
Life is set in the 1970s in black Mississippi. It is a generational journey about
how lives can be altered by an event or person. Hattie is a Black woman in her
thirties who sets off a chain of events that unravel, creating a domino effect.
It affects the lives of her daughter, granddaughter, and everyone around them.
This one event caused a thunderstorm for generations to come, and the lessons
learned were very costly.