Introducing Otha Lee (pen name) Otha was born black, poor, and country in Arkansas to hardworking parents: Father - Farmer, Mother - Teacher/Hairdresser. Growing up she worked hard on the farm, and in school, earning a scholarship for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff at age 16. Four years later, she graduated with honors and soon afterward married a schoolmate. By September of that year she had been hired to teach in West Memphis, Tenn. Later, she and her husband migrated “North” to Chicago (by mistake) and this became their new home. During the course of this 22 year marriage, five children were born (all girls). In those years, she intermittently taught in the Chicago Public School System and took time away to focus on her young children as they came along. At one point Otha ventured into “corporate America” but returned to teaching. She went to an inner-city school on the west side of Chicago and finished out her teaching career there. She has been a published poet for several years and from which she joyfully shares. Recently she published two novels: Celeena & Celeena, Abraham's Other Daughter. Otha is passionate in her fellowship with God and commitment to unity in the body of Christ. She practices love, faith, worship, praise, and prayer. These are qualities she identifies as the victory of Christ in the body of believers.