I was born in Waco, Texas and we moved to California twice when I was a little girl. I grew up San Francisco, California and when I was seventeen years old, we moved to Sacramento, California. I moved back to Waco, Texas for almost three years and then I moved back to Sacramento, California. I have been writing since I was five years old. I started out writing poetry as a child and it stemmed into my adulthood. However, when I became an adult, I decided to write short children books, and a few fiction novels. I have always loved to write, because writing brings me peace as well as an escape from reality. I can become any character I want to be when I write I’m a youth director at my church and I have written several plays as well as poetry for the children who are apart of my youth group. I know I’m qualified to write this book because I have the actual disease and know a lot about it. I feel like sickle cell needs a lot more recognition than it actually gets. I have educated myself a lot and am aware of sickle cell anemia and how it affects people. I was born in Waco; Texas and I grew up San Francisco and also Sacramento California. I went to several schools, throughout my life. I have an AA degree in Early Childhood Education, BA degree in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Psychology, and a Post Master’s certificate. I went to a four-year community college, and three online schools for my BA degree, Master’s degree, and my Post Master’s degree. I have been a preschool teacher for the past thirty years. I’m married and have been for the past six years, and I have one child.