I was born March 22, 1973, in Baltimore, Maryland, at Lutheran Memorial Hospital to a single mother. My mother and stepfather raised me in a middle class neighborhood. From the very beginning, I had a flair for the creative and I always possessed great sensitivity for people. Growing up as a child and going into my later years as a young adult, I enjoyed performing for people and using all of my creativity. In doing this it has allowed me to meet creative people whose lives affect and encourage my writing, which helps me to choose the paths that I will go through as far as my writing is concerned. This book has truly been a labor of love and I do mean labor, because of the trials and tribulations of my life. This book is for not only me; it's for you the reader. I hope you find some comfort in my story.