I am a 46 year old mother of 4 children, Josetta, Shanika, Trevel, and Briana and a grandmother of 2, Jakai and Jaidyn. I grew up with my mother, Christine, my grandmother, Hattie, and my 3 sisters, Janice, Barbara, and Hope on 43rd and Lake Park. I now reside in the city of Chicago on the southeast side.
I started writing in the early 90's. My inspiration to write came from my mother, Christine (RIP 8/31/04). When I stopped writing poetry or working on one of my many unfinished books, she told me that I was making a big mistake. I started a catering business, D's Kitchen. For the next few years, she kept telling me that my talent was going to waste. When my mother fell sick in 2004, I gathered up my unfinished books and started with the first one, Sweets. It's now published and is available. I want to thank my mother for giving me the inspiration to finish what I started. My second book, Sweeter Than Sweets is now available.