Shontell S. McQueen is a self-published Author. She discovers following her father's death, that his teachings were proven to be valuable in her adult life. She writes about her struggling childhood and her mother battling a drug addiction, which emerged from her mother being abused as a child. It also led to the consequence of her father becoming a single parent raising three girls. Shontell challenges her readers, to stay strong through adversity and embrace their loved ones because "Time is of the Essence."