Avis P. Raines was born and raised in sunny South Florida. Avis is a Miami Native and the sixth child of seven children; as well as the first girl. Being the sister of five older brothers, Avis was surely under a watchful eye, being that all her brothers were ten years or more her senior. Avis grew up listening to music and singing. She had a thing for entertaining, so it wasn't surprising when she became a part of a local R&B singing group that went by the name of MEANT2B.
Once Avis joined the group that's when her love for writing began. Avis soon found herself writing and arranging all of the group's songs. She wrote love ballads, pop, rap, and a little bit of country. Before you know it she found herself writing a song a day. It was then that she realized that writing was the thing for her. She had found her calling. Avis left the group a few years later to pursue her dream of writing. She then began to work on her first book; which was a book of poetry.
Avis is now the author of three books: Occasionally Yours, Family Bond, and now her new release; Give Me One Good Reason..., and surely her sight is set on another one. Avis is a very passionate writer. Her first sign of interest in writing came about when she started writing poetry. Her new found love for writing poetry led her to branch out and peeked her interest in writing short stories, songs, and then novels. Avis utilizes her talent of writing to help others, as well as herself to cope with the dealings of every day life. Sometimes we can't always say the way we feel and we need someone to put it in words for us; that is where Avis comes in. She has been writing poetry and sentiments to and for friends and family for years and now she is sharing it with the world. She has a very eccentric imagination and can pull her readers into the characters of the story as if they were the person. She sure knows how to stir up emotions in this story and make you feel for or feel what the charcter is going through. She's a very sensitive and giving individual. So enjoy as she gives you, tears, chills, and emotions like that of no other writer.